Friday, April 18, 2008


12" x 12" Bulldog Oil on Canvas: Available

Apparently there was an earthquake this morning that shook many Michiganians awake at 5:30 am. I managed to sleep through it but found that my birds did not. There were feathers all over the place and evidence that they were quite upset early this morning. They're all fine now. I fell asleep sometime after 3:30 am. I was kept awake by howling dogs and lots of creatures stirring. It was quite unusual for this quiet country setting. I wonder if they knew something was amiss?


Lauren Alexander said...

Wow- the bulldog is amazing!

I don't know if Kansas City felt the earthquake. I sure slept through it!

Mary Hughes Studio said...

Thank you Lauren!

SavageBabble said...

He is lovely!!
I still love your birds but it's nice to see all the new subjets you have been posting, they are awesome!

Diana said...

Mary, your bulldog is breathtaking! I wasn't sure where I was looking at a photo. Wow!

I grew up in California and it's true: the animals always know first. When they would change behavior suddenly we'd always hunker down. And then the grinding sound deep in the earth would start.

Thank you for visiting my blog! It's wonderful to meet you and your art.

Best wishes,

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Mary, I just found you through Ronda's blog.
WOW WOW WOW, the bulldog is brilliant. We have an Aussie Bulldog named Guss, yes haven't they got wonderful gentle natures. My eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw your painting, it is Guss all over again, not just the colouring....the expression the gentle, look in the eyes, your work is stunning!

Alvin Richard said...

Master painter, amazing!