Scout in the Snow
Oil and dog hair on wood panel, 16x12", 2023, NFS
Dedicated to my dog, Scout, who died on January 4th, 2023.
I adopted Scout in the Winter of 2007 - a Dogs' Trust rescue.
I always said we rescued each other: I was in a dark place when she came into my life and she was like a bright spark of light that kept me going.
She is very missed.
We had a little collection of her stray hairs and I cut some up to put in the paint when I added her to the painting.
That day (c.2010) was foggy and atmospheric - we were in Tyldesley, Lancashire, visiting my family. Shortly after I took the photo this is based upon, Scout went running and skidded half way over the ice with her legs flailing.