A dog, a flea and a red ball

Piarom has a new challenge up on her mix it monthly blog, “We Love Our Pets”.  Most of you know that we have five furry children who keep us endlessly entertained, so who better to illustrate this challenge than our dogs.  The challenge also has a color scheme and I tried to stay within it except for that red ball, that was a must.  I had fun making this last night after a long day of our and about.  This dog most resembles our red heeler Ryder, especially his docked tail.  Wish we could have seen him with his full tail, but in rescue land that is usually not to be.  He still manages the most expressive wag with this little tail and I know he is happy when  it moves at about 100 miles an hour. Oh, and by the way, NO Fleas actually live here.

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29 Responses to “A dog, a flea and a red ball”

  1. valerie-Jael February 3, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

    This is a fun piece, love the expression on the dog’s face, he looks happy! Valerie

  2. Jessica Sporn February 3, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

    Love this! Glad you put in the red ball too. Hope you and the pups are enjoying the snow. xo

  3. Marilyn J. Rock February 3, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

    Whimsical, artistic, creative, and wonderful! xo

  4. Kay Wallace February 3, 2014 at 6:37 pm #

    Such a sweet doggie page, Corrine. I love your flea….although, in doggie land, it is just about as much fun as lice! This page just wouldn’t be the same without that fun red ball–glad you included it! Mwah! KayW

  5. jan February 3, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

    dog art. I love it.

  6. Bleubeard and Elizabeth February 3, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    When I first saw the name of the post, I thought there must be a punch line in there somewhere. I was laughing before I even got to your blog.

    What an adorable painting. I adore the dog and the ball, but both Bleubeard and I have an aversion to fleas, even ones as cute as yours (grin).

  7. Maria McGuire February 3, 2014 at 10:36 pm #

    Perfect illustration of the challenge!

  8. NancyLee February 3, 2014 at 11:08 pm #

    I love the “fur” on your picture doggie!
    How cute! Dogs are the best friends in the world!
    We have two rescued Dobies.

  9. audrey February 3, 2014 at 11:26 pm #

    This is adorable. I love whimsical animal art.

  10. Terrie -Creative Explorer February 3, 2014 at 11:44 pm #

    HA! Just great – you and your pups are adorable!

  11. Nina Lise@Mrs Moen February 4, 2014 at 1:46 am #

    He looks perfectly happy with his red ball!

  12. caterina giglio February 4, 2014 at 8:58 am #

    well I should think not!! not on mutts so spoiled as yours! and deservedly so!! x

  13. jessica February 4, 2014 at 9:43 am #

    This one is really nice. Like the picture of a dog and a flea playing bal togheter

  14. Lisa Graham February 4, 2014 at 9:56 am #

    This is such a sweet piece Corrine…love reading about your fur babies.

    The layers you achieved here are really really well done! And I agree with you, the red ball is a must. xo

  15. Willy February 4, 2014 at 1:18 pm #

    Love your painting and the cute dog!!

  16. Dawn February 4, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    Ooh this is gorgeous Corrine, the face says it all lol!!! I LOVE the red ball, works perfectly. Ha ha my pets were always well protected too, I’m allergic to flea bites and the darn things love my blood!!!!
    Huge hugs x x x x

  17. aga February 4, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

    Simply beautiful doggy portrait. I am so impressed with your recent works. They are full of joy, vibrant and warm colours, very empowering as well. Fantastic pieces, Corrine. Thank you for sharing

  18. Kat February 4, 2014 at 3:46 pm #

    Simple and so loving!

  19. Piarom February 4, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

    Corrine such a cute guy and he seems to have fun the whole day 😉 I so love this painting: the loose strockes, the pencillines and the shapes so freeing easy:) that make my heart sing! so Love your are making art with us on Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

  20. N ancy B February 4, 2014 at 4:55 pm #

    what a cute puppy! I love his docked tail and cute smile.

  21. Gina Sismilich February 4, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    This is such a sweet and whimsical painting – I could see it as an illustration in a children’s book!! Love it

  22. Kim Andersen February 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm #

    I love his fur … And his eyelashes really make me smile 🙂

  23. denthe February 5, 2014 at 7:32 am #

    That’s one happy dog … 😉 And this flea actually looks like it’s a play-friend …..

  24. froebelsternchen February 5, 2014 at 8:53 am #

    Oh Corinne – this is just amazing!

  25. Fritzeline Farbenfroh February 5, 2014 at 10:12 am #

    This is soooo lovely!
    Creative, unique and makes me smile.


  26. Eifelwicht February 5, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    Such a fun piece, I LOVE it, Corrine!!!

  27. Gabriele February 8, 2014 at 6:52 am #

    Love it! Very funny!

  28. sheila 77 February 14, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

    What a super happy dog , is that his pet flea?

  29. LonettA February 24, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    What a cute dog and a funny flea! I like it!!

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