Painting outdoors, directly from the scene (en plein air) has its hazards. Over the years I have worried about bears (bears also love sunsets!). I was once almost trampled by a group of deer. But the only time I was frightened was the time I was stalked by a two-legged animal, a human weirdo! A good painting dog is a necessary companion for peace of mind..
- I have had more than one painting dog over the years. Most recently, and for the greatest number of years, it was my beloved Bernese Mountain Dog, Shiloh. Shiloh left us on a Tuesday in October, 2020.