A chocolate labrador named Milly was my first 'Enlightened Dog'. Milly is owned by the actor Michael Vartan, of 'Alias' fame, and his mother, Doris, came up with the idea that Milly was 'Enlightened,' and ordered a couple for Michael for Christmas, 2007. Since then, many dogs have been Zen Dogs or Dharma Dogs, but Milly was number one! I still give Milly to new artists to see how well they can paint.
Everyone loves their Labrador Retriever. They are the most popular breed in the United States for many years now. And the success of Marley and Me will only cement that standing. Today, I'm going to feature the available Danger Retrievers!
Sometimes the artists will put unexpected objects in their portraits, real or imagined. I never expected to see a chair in the painting of Lucy by Amar! Amar seems to like chairs. Here's another: Who could resist a 3-legged cat with a 4-legged chair? Apparently not Amar. Other memorable objects included favorite toys. Here's a couple by Shree: This Enlightened Dog, Chloe, was walking down a hallway, with a hardwood floor and bookshelves on both sides, and Shree put her onto a red-brick road with her favorite toy! Murphy, the Basenji, gets a hard bed, while Jasper the Weimaraner gets his bed outside in the field (below): And, last but not least, Shree gave FloJo the Italian Greyhound's pad a Nepali Extreme Home Makeover! The tasteful couch in a subtle grey has been changed to a more exuberant Nepali palette! More object lessons tomorrow. Both Murphy the Basenji and Jasper the Weimaraner are still available at www.NepalDog.com or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.