“Don’t Leave Me”
Pastel on home made board, burnt umber
46cm x 38cm
Standing at the car, saying goodbye to our hosts in Lorne, the family dog meandered up to the property boundary. His owner yelled out “get back here” and he slowly turned as if contemplating his choices. He is a beautiful fully grown sheep dog, so fluffy and with bounding energy. Since taking the photo I have had the painting in my head.
The texture of the surface shows through the pastel adding a lovely dimension to the painting.