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!
My custom dog portraits
are worked from your photo.
Prices start at $150
for an unframed, 8 x 10 piece.
Copyright © Caroline Bouton. All rights reserved.
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!
Vessel of Joy