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Trying my hand at pet portraits, and no other animal could give me more inspiration than our faithful dog Rocky. I often wonder what he thinks ..he is always one step ahead of me as if he can read my thoughts. He is getting old now and is 9 this year with a little grey around the nozzle but just as handsome as ever and more than just a dog to me!

Just a Dog?

Close at your feet I watch over you.
I know when you’re happy and also blue.
I follow you wherever you go,
You are my master this I know.
You look after me and I you,
We take care of each other this is true.

Linda Callaghan


Soft pastels and Pitt Pastel pencils 21 × 29cm on Black Canson Pastel Paper

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Welcome! I paint and sell a diverse range of artworks direct from my Studio Gallery in the Blue Mountains of Australia. My portfolio consists of inspirational watercolours, realism and abstract. Website or connect with me at my Facebook Page LindArt
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Comments

  • Karen  Hull
    Karen Hullabout 3 years ago

    This is a beautiful portrait Linda and what a handsome fellow Rocky is – he looks super intelligent too – it would be lovely to know what they think!!! :)

  • thank you so much Karen…..yes he is super intelligent and a people person just loves to be with us…we have to be careful what we say as he understands sooo many words!

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful work Linda ,has to be a fave . x

  • thank you so much Irene…and for the fave x

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful work Linda!

  • thank you so very much Istvan nice of you to say so…

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Linda!

  • thank you so much Dianne glad you like him :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 3 years ago

    This is spectacular, Linda! And what a handsome boy he is!

  • thank you so kindly Marsha for your lovely comment appreciate it ..yes he is a handsome boy indeed :) and soooo cuddly…

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeabout 3 years ago

    oh Linda, this is fantastic….he’s beautiful:)

  • thank you so very much Robin so glad you like him..he is such a special part of our family…:) a gentle giant..

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackabout 3 years ago

    You did a lovely job of it Linda…eyes and muzzle especially…this could be a new metier for you….

  • thank you so much Janis..yes I would enjoy doing pet portraits …maybe I should try a few different animals and see how I go….

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelabout 3 years ago


    for the week 1.7.11

    wonderful work

  • wonderful news thank you so very much appreciated! :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Gordon  Beck
    Gordon Beckabout 3 years ago

    Excellent work, Linda…the colors and contrasts really pop in this!

  • thank you so very much Gordon…I do like using the black pastel paper, as in a lot of my pastels, as the colours stand out..:)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Michael Haslam
    Michael Haslamabout 3 years ago

    Lovely character in his face.

  • thank you Michael …yes he has a gentle personality indeed…

    – © Linda Callaghan

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