Okay,Okay…I know I am on a Golden Retriever kick…but I just can’t seem to get past the soft faces and warm colors and maybe it is because I just saw Marley and Me! Cried like a baby I tell you…anyway, I did one like this many years ago for a client and just had to give it another try.
This is an oil and acrylic painting, painted on gallery wrapped artist portrait canvas.
12"X 14"

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I enjoy a full time career as a working Fine Art Artist and Natural Lifestyle Photographer.
To me, my art and photography is the best way to express what I see around me.
I also teach both mediums and I host 3 and 4 day Art and Photography Workshop Retreats through my private studio on my desert property in Nevada/Arizona.
I formed Elbow Canyon Fine Art & Photography Retreats several years ago to offer my students a unique one-on-one instruction.
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  • Jan Landers
    Jan Landersover 4 years ago

    straight to the heart, my friend… know just how to get to the heart of the matter….this is so beautiful and sweet, susan….

  • Thanks so much Jan…I am pleased you like this and appreciate your kind words!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 4 years ago

    How beautiful, love it!

  • Thanks my friend! Appreciate it!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago

    aww hit me just like jan, straight into my heart, looks like my lily hehe dawnx

  • Thanks Dawn…mission accomplished then I guess! LOL

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • joedog
    joedogover 4 years ago

    Awe isn’t he cute, great work here Susan!!!

  • Thanks! Appreciate your viewing JD!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • CynLynn
    CynLynnover 4 years ago

    oh my! this makes me smile! super work!

  • Thanks! Appreciate your viewing and comment!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Hidemi Tada
    Hidemi Tadaover 4 years ago

    so cute subject and the deep blue color of background is so matching. wonderful work Susan,

  • Thanks Hidemi..always appreciate your comments on my work!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Ron Hannah
    Ron Hannahover 4 years ago

    This is SO cute and you capture that feeling PERFECTLY!

    WELL DONE, Susan!!!

  • Thanks!!! Always appreciate your comments Ron!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Cathy Amendola
    Cathy Amendolaover 4 years ago

    AWWWWWWWE!!!!!!!!!! one of my favorite breeds!!! I’m a former Lab owner..
    so they are at the top of my list…as for Marley and me..NO WAY will I watch movies where (you know what happens to you know who) didnt want to give it away…..:-)) Great Job, Susan!! I KNEW this was your work as soon as I saw it…keep ’um coming I NEVER get enough..!

  • LOL…thanks my friend…it was a joy to see develope!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 4 years ago

    oh my wahini………this is amazing…….oh I have said that before……I need to get a thesaurus

  • LOL…your tooooo funny! ..and thanks… your words are just fine and appreciated!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • ♥⊱ B. Randi Bailey
    ♥⊱ B. Randi Ba...over 4 years ago

    Just amazing! There seem to be “love twinkles” throughout the whole piece (I just made that up when I saw your work, hope you don’t mind.)

  • LOVE the “love twinkles”!….Waaay Cool! …and thanks so much!

    – Susan Bergstrom

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