Blue Molly

Original portrait of Molly the dog in watercolor and blue chalk pastel

Blue Molly is a portrait of my rescue dog Molly. We aren’t sure exactly what breed she is, but it looks like she may be part Carolina Water Dog. She has a “soft mouth” meaning she prefers to play with things that are not hard like rope toys. Most retrievers share this trait. She is a fun loving and energetic dog who is also very affectionate. She loves to snuggle and play.

Blue Molly was created on #140 watercolor paper using pencil, charcoal, watercolor and chalk pastel.  My goal was to capture Molly’s beauty and enthusiasm for life. She has that “sad eye” look a lot of times with her big eyes and woeful expression, even when she is perfectly content.