My latest painted portrait is of Rimma. She's a beautiful chocolate lab that loves to be with her humans, especially when they are outside. They have watched her grow from a four pound puppy to a 64 pound bundle of love. She's almost the same color as her favorite sofa, so it's easy for her to nap inconspicuously. I think she may be a bit spoiled, but after all, she is just a furry four legged baby!
This is Rebel. He belongs to my daughter's boyfriend. I think he's the biggest cat I've ever seen. Apparently he doesn't get a lot of exercise, but he does have pretty green eyes. :)
It was a very nice 4th of July. I'm so glad I was born in the USA and I'm thankful for all that are fighting so that we can be free. I went to the "Fireworks Super Store" and bought a few sparklers for my granddaughters. That's where I got the backlit shots of the flag. I grilled out, had a slice of watermelon for dessert, and watched some of the neighbors shoot some fireworks. [gallery link="file" columns="2"]