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Does It Get Any Better?
by John Weiss

Is someone being taught to “fetch?” or, is someone being taught to “throw?” If you think about it, everything we understand about training something is in play. A behavior not genetically inherent to our survival is being impressed upon us through the will of another. We receive positive reinforcement for engaging in the behavior which encourages us to repeat it again and again. Even if we initiate the behavior, we generally do not stop until the canine has decided the behavior is complete. Heck, we’ll even fight over the stick just to get the chance to throw it again!

If the reward is a lifetime of loyalty and companionship, then this submission to another’s will is a glorious one. John Weiss has no equal when it comes to capturing this bond between man and dog. From capturing the mischievous gleam in a puppy’s eye to the long walks in the woods with your companion at your side, Weiss’ art constantly reminds us, Does It Get any Better?

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
edition limited to 100 s/n.
20"w x 15"h.
$395

 



A Feeling of Warmth
by John Weiss

As artist John Weiss remarked, “There’s nothing like sitting by the fire with your loyal dog curled up at your feet for a real sense that all is right with the world.”

". . . A heartbeat at my feet,” is how novelist Edith Wharton described her dog. A Feeling of Warmth is the perfect portrayal of both sentiments but we can also identify with this Golden, warming his back now and, in a little while, rising and turning to spread his belly along the heat of the fire.

“Did you ever notice that Goldens can lie in the snow with their faces buried, yet they never seem to get cold?” asks the artist. “Then they come into the house and lie so close to the flames you’d think they could catch fire. Extreme temperatures don’t seem to affect them much.” To paraphrase Charles M. Schulz, happiness is this warm puppy and this Anniversary Edition in your home will warm your long winter nights.

Anniversary Edition™
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

edition not to exceed 150 s/n.
25"w x 17"h.
$475

 


Also by John Weiss


A Big Fish Story
by John Weiss
Canvas


Last Light
by John Weiss
SmallWorks™ Canvas

Naptime
by John Weiss
SmallWorks™ Canvas


Sunny Day
by John Weiss
SmallWorks™ Canvas


Autumn Friends
by John Weiss
Canvas
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