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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  • Karen  Hull
    Karen Hullover 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 Burdellover 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 froghunterover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work Linda!

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

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Linda!

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

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 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 Monroeover 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 Zrobackover 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
    LoneAngelover 3 years ago

    for the week 1.7.11

    wonderful work

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

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Gordon  Beck
    Gordon Beckover 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 Haslamover 3 years ago

    Lovely character in his face.

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

    – © Linda Callaghan

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