TOPO DOGS


As a volunteer puppy raiser for
Canine Companions for Independence (cci.org),
I was first inspired to try a watercolor dog portrait
by my pup, Myrtle. 
Perhaps I was influenced by my interest in mapping;
I now like to think of my canine portraits
as topographic dog maps!

Eloise

My custom dog portraits

are worked from your photo.


Prices start at $150

for an unframed, 8 x 10 piece.

Embrie

Copyright © Caroline Bouton. All rights reserved.

Brody

Vessel  /ˈves·əl/
noun


4.  A person or other being especially regarded as

      holding, receiving, or embodying a particular quality.

The pieces in this series consider metaphorical definitions of vessel,

which invite one into the arena of the spiritual and inexplicable. 

Considering beings as vessels is easy in certain contexts;

for me, yoga welcomes this realm, as does spending time with dogs. 

Practicing yoga allows me to feel how my body is a container for energy,

while communing with canines reveals them to be barrels of emotion. 

Its hard to miss the overflowing feelings of a joyful dog!

Che

​​​Vessel of Joy

Valley

Vessel of Joy

Myrtle

Vigilance

Cuba Lou

Contentment

Caroline Bouton Designs