Our back cover image was provided by Susan Garriques (susangarriques.com), an artist in North Carolina. I think it's spectacular....it shows such love and devotion, I love it! I hope you agree with me.
|Blitz (For The Love Of A Boy) © Susan Garriques - susangarriques.com|
"This painting is one of those that seems to have a life of its own somehow. It was meant to be and determined to be created. To begin with, nearly all my dog paintings are more of a formal portrait style. Straight on head shots. During a photo shoot for one of that style of portraits, a young boy named Isaiah pulled on my sleeve and asked me to come take photos of the “one out back”. I followed him to the back of the house and he introduced me to Blitz. I took a few photos and didn’t think too much more about it. But… when I downloaded the day’s photo shoot to my computer, the photos I took of Blitz grabbed my attention right away. Even though it was December, and a crazy busy time for me, I just had to create a painting of Blitz. The love and affection that Blitz has for Isaiah shines through in this painting.