|6 x 8 oil on canvas|
I have some friends who are heavily involved with GALT, the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas. This is their very special foster dog Faith who when taken from a home in Fort Worth, was covered in ticks and fleas, had intestinal parasites galore and a litter of puppies to boot. She also has tested positive for Ehrlichia. This photo shows her just after her rescue, getting some TLC finally. She has had expensive surgeries and GALT is trying to raise money on December 3rd at their art auction in Dallas, to pay for her surgery and care (as well as for their other rescued greyhounds). So I am trying my hand at painting this breed for the first time in hopes of making a bigger, better painting that might help raise some money at their auction. Even with all her troubles she has had, she is a beautiful girl and I sense that she really appreciates being rescued. She has also been reunited with her puppies. I think I saw a trace of a smile on her face in my reference photo. Oh, you know dogs smile! Oh yes they do.