Here's Nixon - a handsome looking brown eyed, soft, fury friend, black Lab. And may I state, doesn't this dog have the sweetest eyes!
We lost our Black Lab Kota last year around this same time in December. She was 16 years old and we were very fortunate to have the chance to adopt her from the local Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick, Maine, Animal Shelter at the young age of 9 months old!
She was very loved and is dearly missed, and each time I paint a black Lab it brings back such wonderful memories of her. Nixon is the second Black Labrador Retriever that I've painted since our loss, each time I hope to capture the love and sweetness of this breed that I remember in her.
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Here's our Kota - The escape Artist - she was a bit dirty here....I remember this day well. She did her Houdini act and made her rounds in the neighborhood this day....her bandana was brand new before she left, lets just say it had a bit of mud here and there when she got back.