Friday, December 10, 2010


10 x 14 charcoal on Strathmore | sold

This adorable short-haired border collie, JoJo, was the last commission for the holidays.

What a great pose! There was natural light from behind and reflected light from the right. I was grateful that her dad provided the photo because during our introduction, she wasn't as relaxed...rather very focused on her ball...loves her orange ball so I had to venture out of my black and white comfort zone.

pure joy.


  1. Wonderful touches of color in your collie. Can't decide if I like his pink tongue or brown eyes the best. He, of course, is sticking with his orange ball.

  2. Hi Marilyn,

    I love this. My dog is part border collie, and loves orange balls to distraction. She steals them from dogs in the park and we have to make her give them back. Super drawing.