Tuesday, September 23, 2014


11 x 14 in. Oil on Linen Panel

Meet Wyatt, an Australian Shepherd.  Wyatt is compelled to herd.  That's what shepherds do.  On the day I met Wyatt, I was painting in my studio with the door open.  Wyatt had herded all the people in the house (and Roman, our Cocker Spaniel) into the back yard.  As I was busy painting, Wyatt barked incessantly, insisting that I be herded with the rest of the creatures of the house.  Pretty amazing how dogs live into their natural characteristics.  Wyatt has blue eyes, and is very handsome.


Julie Ford Oliver said...

Your painting is so natural and emotionally compelling.
I related to the story. We had a Blue Heeler - another herding dog. She was bright and loyal and couldn't help but herd everyone together. I miss her. Love your painting.

Pamela Nichols said...

Thank you, Julie. Dogs give so much to us, don't they? Glad you enjoyed my painting.