Friday, October 25, 2013

FitDog Friday- Dock Diving Lab

Wednesday I wrote about a Japanese artist who illustrated one of my stories about a girl and a horse. The illustrations are unique and amazing. Now I'd like you to meet another artist with a very different style, who has created an absolutely gorgeous painting of one of my dogs. The artist, Margery Caggiano, has entitled the 24 x 36 inch oil on linen painting, "Hi Mom!"






















I love her use of colors, the reflection in the water, and the misty, peaceful feel of the moment. I am honored to have Hudson's memory preserved in this beautiful painting.

The dog is our yellow lab Hudson, who is now over the rainbow bridge. Hudson used to love to swim, and at the time we frequently visited my in-laws cabin in the New York Adirondack's Brant Lake. We would throw floating toys and Hudson would jump off the dock with delight. He was a strong swimmer and enjoyed the water even when the weather turned chilly. We snapped this photo of Hudson and it ended up one day on my blog.


















Artist Margery Caggiano saw the photo and requested my permission to use Hudson as a model for a painting. She changed the background to the San Domingo Creek in St. Michaels, MD. The result is stunning.

Margery Caggiano is an instructor at The Academy Art Museum in Easton MD. Her paintings are in more than 300 private and public collections. The painting will be on display during the Easton (MD) Waterfowl Festival, November 8-10.



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15 comments:

  1. Tenacious Little TerrierOctober 25, 2013 at 3:57 AM

    Oh that is gorgeous. Are you getting a print?

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  2. WoW. You are so lucky. That is such a lovely piece of art - & its captured your dog so well. I'm sorry that he's passed away but what a wonderful way to remember him by!!

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  3. Love this painting - what a great memory of Hudson! I can tell he stayed nice and fit from his dock diving.

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  4. That's an awesome shot :) Hudson looks like he was a really cool dog. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  5. This is gorgeous Peggy and what a wonderful tribute to Hudson...I honestly thoght it was a photo at first look

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  6. That is a great painting! What a great tribute to your dog.

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  7. That is an awesome painting. She did wonderful work!

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  8. wow, great picture and painting. I'm also pretty amazed that you got him to look when jumping off a dock! Charlie's eyes are always straight forward!

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  9. Pamela | Something WaggingOctober 25, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    What a lovely painting Hudson inspired. Given his expression, the title was just perfect.

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  10. Great photo and painting. Love dock jumping and the Adirondacks, we stay in Keene. X TH

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  11. Oh, what a lovely painting and terrific memory. Awesome photo too. I LOVE, LOVE the painting!

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  12. Jan K, Wag N Woof PetsOctober 25, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    What a beautiful painting! That is so wonderful to have that to remember Hudson by. I just love how he's looking at you. Our lab mix Maggie loved swimming and diving also...she was also a very strong swimmer and just loved the water.

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  13. Wow - that's gorgeous! I love it!

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  14. This is really awesome! So great!

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  15. What an amazing painting! We think the best way to exercise is to make it fun, and it looks like Hudson is having a great time!

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