Airedales As Art by SJ Merwin

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Airedale as Center of the Universe - Watercolor Terrier Dog Painting

Airedale as Center of the Universe - Watercolor Terrier Dog Painting
Airedale as Center of the Universe - Watercolor Terrier Dog Painting, painting by Sandra Merwin

About This Painting:
Airedales often think they are the center of the universe. Ask anyone who has an Airedale. This painting celebrates their wonderful energy and ability to hold the universe in their paws.

I read this story years ago and I still remember it.

A little boy asked to pet a woman's dog. When he did he looked into the dog's eyes and then turned to the woman and said: "Did you know you can see the whole world in the eyes of your dog?"

The woman looked and in the brown large eyes she could see reflections of herself and her environment. How profound that you can see your whole world in the eyes of a dog.




Media: Watercolor on Yupo
Size: 11 in X 9 in (27.9 cm X 22.9 cm)
Price: $120 USD

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This painting is sold

Monday, March 9, 2009

Deep Sleep Airedale Welsh Terrier - by SJ Merwin

Deep Sleep Terrier
Deep Sleep Welsh Terrier, painting by Sandra Merwin

About This Painting:
I spent all day emailing to stop the Horse Slaughter Plant from being built in Montana. My geriatric Welsh asleep at my feet. His peaceful breathing reminding me that he was there for me. Shiloh is an old dog so he sleeps deeply now, more deeply than when he was a puppy. When he wakes he is stiff and a little disjointed about what happening but he is ready and willing to play. In human years he is between 80 and 85. I hope I can be as joyful as he is when I'm 80.

Media: Charcoal
Size: 12.5 in X 9.5 in (31.8 cm X 24.1 cm)
Price: $45 USD

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10% donation to National Airedale Rescue

This Painting is sold!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Blue Foreclosure: "I think our people must be lost. I know they wouldn't have left us. Let's go find them!"

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Blue Foreclosure: "I think our people must be lost. I know they wouldn't have left us. Let's go find them!"
Blue Foreclosure:

About This Painting:
This is a series about Foreclosures. Across the nation pets are being abandoned because of home foreclosure and job losses. I've been told this painting probably won't sell because it packs such an emotional punch. But that's what art can do - pack an emotional punch that tells it like it is. Animals suffer because some truly greedy people brought down the economy. The ones who suffer are the old, the sick , the young and those creatures without a voice. So, if the painting packs too much of an emotional punch to purchase, please go to the National Airedale Rescue website and make a donation - even a small donation helps.

Media: Oil
Size: 10 in X 8 in (25.4 cm X 20.3 cm)
Price: $95 USD

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20% donation to the National Airedale Rescue.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Could they have Left Us? - SJ Merwin - Airedale Terrier Art

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"They couldn't have left us.. they'll come back for us... won't they?"

About This Painting:
Foreclosures and job losses mean abandoned dogs. Across the country people are leaving their dogs or dropping them off at shelters because they can't afford to keep them, or because they have lost their home. Some people bringt their furry family members to shelters like National Airedale Rescue. With tears they explain and explain. But really there is no explanation that a dog would understand. The dogs are heartbroken.

Media: Acrylic
Size: 8 in X 10 in (20.3 cm X 25.4 cm)
Price: $100 USD

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Snuggling - Airedale Terrier Painting -SJ Merwin

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Snuggling - Airedale Terrier Painting
Snuggling - Airedale Terrier Painting, painting by Sandra Merwin

About This Painting:
Sometimes snuggling with a friend makes up for the most challenging of times. Snuggling with an animal companion can lower blood pressure and create a feeling of wellness. What Magic do these furry creatures possess? 20% donation to the National Airedale Rescue.

Media: Acrylic
Size: 10 in X 8 in (25.4 cm X 20.3 cm)

How to Purchase:
This painting is sold

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Playful Aire - Airedale Terrier Art - Sandra Merwin

Playful Aire - Airedale Terrier Art
Playful Aire - Airedale Terrier Art, painting by Sandra Merwin

About This Painting:
If a mark of intelligence is the ability to laugh and play, then the Airedale has higher intelligence than some humans. This Airedale has taught his owner a fairly complicated game of Pine Cone. As I understand it the first step is to find the perfect pine cone for the game. After this task is completed, the pine cone can be hidden, tossed, chased, and tugged on - but it cannot be ignored. Ignoring the pine cone brings penalties of sharp barks and a few paw swipes.

Media: Acrylic on Hand Streched Canvas
Size: 14 in X 14 in (35.6 cm X 35.6 cm)

How to Purchase:
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10% donation to the National Airedale Rescue.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Wishing We Were Home Together - Airedale Terrier Dog Art - SJ Merwin

Wishing We Were Home Together - Airedale Terrier Dog Art
Wishing We Were Home Together - Airedale Terrier Dog Art, painting by Sandra Merwin

About This Painting:
There is nothing more heartbreaking than when a dog is lost. Airedales and Welsh Terriers can disappear over the hill faster then you can say "Jack Rabbit" This painting is the wish that a missing dog be united with the pack. 10% donation to National Airedale Rescue.

Media: Acrylic
Size: 8 in X 10 in (20.3 cm X 25.4 cm)

How to Purchase:
This painting is sold

Friday, February 20, 2009

Golden Aire - Expressive Airdale -Welsh Terrier - SJ Merwin

Golden Aire - Expressive Airdale Dog Painting
Golden Aire - Expressive Airdale Dog Painting, painting by Sandra Merwin

About This Painting:
"Golden Aire" is a painting of many layers, just like life. We all wear our layers of life. Even our animals have the layers of years they carry with them. I have a Geriatric dog who has worn the layers of life well. He doesn't hear, or see very well but he still knows how to play. When he was young and full of energy he would chase a toy for hours with all four feet running and jumping. Today, playing looks like holding the toy in his mouth and shaking it while I gently tug on it. We all age. May we all remember to play.

Media: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 8 in X 8 in (20.3 cm X 20.3 cm)
Price: $49 USD

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My Shoe! -- Airedale Puppy in Charcoal
My Shoe!  -- Welsh Terrier Airedale Puppy in Charcoal , painting by Sandra Merwin

About This Painting:
I draw free hand every day. It's a discipline I acquired when I was in art training. This charming puppy comes from my memory when my Terrier was a puppy. 10% donation National Airedale Rescue.

Media: Charcoal on MiTiennes Canson Pape
Size: 11 in X 12 in (27.9 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $95 USD

How to Purchase:
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Price: $95 USD
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