Bonnie, 24 x 12
This time a year ago I was so excited about going to my first lesson with Gadsden artist, Craig Reynolds. I took watercolor lessons from his father, Leo Reynolds, about 15 years ago... but wasn't able to keep it up because I was a new mother and I was working from home. My husband gave me lessons with Craig for my Christmas present last year (2008)... and oh, what a wonderful gift that was! Not only did I take lessons from a great teacher but I have gotten to know a wonderful man and his wife, Estra. They are two of my biggest encouragers. I wanted to do something for Craig to let him know how much I appreciate everything, so I painted his dog for him. How I met "Bonnie"... One day when I was at Craig's studio he said, "I got a new baby." I was thinking, "Grandbaby?" And then he went upstairs and brought down the cutest, tiniest little black ball of fur, a Scottie dog named "Bonnie." Bonnie stole my heart from the very first visit and started taking lessons with me. Anyway, this painting is a surprise for Craig. He doesn't know I'm doing this for him. I hope he likes it!