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October 28, 2009

Another Painting and Putting the Mouse to Bed.

Filed under: art,paintings — by artbythepaintedbrush @ 4:09 pm
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The painting of the Angel Fish I did awhile ago, and this was one that sold fairly quickly.

The drought on ebay finally finished with the sale of a couple of the little miniatures, after 16 days with no sales I was starting to look with a knowledge of no sales so was really nice when a couple went. fish

Have you ever woken to a mouse in your bed.  My dog caught a mouse. I was woken to the sound of him trying to talk to me in his own language,  but its hard to talk with a mouse dangling from your mouth. On opening one eye to see what the fuss was about I decided to do what the mouse was and play dead.  He would put it on the bed next to me, then when it ran away, straight off and catch it again, after a few attempts to try and make it sit on the bed properly he realised its not going to stay put like he wants it to, so just sat there with it dangling  from his mouth, holding it very gently. But at the same time trying to talk to me to wake me and show me his new friend.  I decided it was time to stop playing dead myself and rescue the mouse, denying him his new mate.   Once he realised I was awake and starting to sit up, its time for it to be plonked in my lap.  I jumped a mile in the air and the poor mouse did also and took off again, this time he got a chance to get away.  Holding my dog by his collar until it had gone.  I was in the bad books for a long time after, talk about sulk.  He adopts anything, and can’t understand when I take the poor things away from him. The other day I heard him talking and barking at something outside for ages, decided to go see, and he’d caught a bird, beautiful little thing it was, he had his nose right next to the birds beak and every time it tried to move he nudged it and talked to it. I finally got the bird in my hands and took it inside and into a box with some water bread and spinach leaves for a bed, I really didn’t expect it to live through the night and thought it would die of fright.  I was happily suprised the next morning when I heard it cheeping. Took it out the front and sat it on the doorstep and it flew off about 10 minutes later.  Once again I’m in the bad books with sulky looks for hours after.  Aren’t they beautiful.



  1. I have had several dogs in my life and was amazed how gentle their powerful jaws could be when they wanted it to be. But a mouse, being a country boy, I would have to have other plans for it. Sorry!
    Cool Painting, is it watercolor and pencil?

    Comment by asmalltowndad — October 28, 2009 @ 5:00 pm |Reply

    • Hi asmalltowndad, its actually acrylic. I lived in the country for awhile, and totally disappointed my son when I let the mice out of the traps, especially since he was building a straw bale home. My dogs quite big, and as you say the power in their jaws is awesome, the gentleness they can show, beautiful, I love dogs like yourself also. Just been looking through some more art blogs, am going to buy a cheap pad and start breaking out of my so careful way of painting and drawing, to try and loosen up and not be so conservative with colour etc. Fingers crossed.

      Comment by artbythepaintedbrush — October 28, 2009 @ 5:43 pm |Reply

  2. I’m so glad the little creatures survived. Perhaps your dog needs a buddy? Afordable? Love the angelfish. Shapes….the shapes are lovely!

    Comment by lesliepaints — October 28, 2009 @ 10:45 pm |Reply

    • Thanks lesliepaints, he would dearly love a friend of his own, at the moment finances don’t permit, which is a shame, maybe one day in the near future it can be arranged, I hope so. He actually adopted incubated chickens for 6 weeks once at a property was staying at, he drove me mad for the whole time, as he wouldn’t leave them for a second, had to feed him next to them also.

      Comment by artbythepaintedbrush — October 30, 2009 @ 11:06 am |Reply

  3. Hi,
    thank you for your comment on my aceos 🙂 I love the story about the mouse. If my dog catch the mouse, it would be dead right away… Very good painting of the fish! It brought me back to my childhood when we had this kind of fish in our fish tank. They are so elegant!
    Good luck with your art work 😉

    Comment by Noewi — October 29, 2009 @ 4:00 am |Reply

    • Hi Noewi, thanks for stopping by, I think most times the mouse would be dead, but he has the strongest maternal instinct I’ve known, should have been a she and could have had his own pups I think. Love your aceo’s, am addicted to them myself.

      Comment by artbythepaintedbrush — October 29, 2009 @ 5:06 am |Reply

  4. I followed you back from a recent visit you made to Blissbait’s site. Love your art and your stories. So glad your blogging. Too bad about the computer hacking and the heat. I’m on the other end of the thermometer, though it’s only in the 40’s(F) this morning. I’ll be back to visit. Come visit when you have time. I’ve got nice snow pictures for you. 😉

    Comment by Yousei Hime — November 20, 2009 @ 12:20 pm |Reply

    • Hi Yousei, thanks so much for stopping by and your comment, I will most certainly drop by thank you for the invite. The heat finally ended and we went back to nearly winter conditions. 40″s must be pretty cold, I’ve never seen snow you know.

      Comment by artbythepaintedbrush — December 4, 2009 @ 2:30 pm |Reply

  5. i can see why this little fish sold so quickly! Wonderful painting.

    Comment by ifoundart — December 4, 2009 @ 5:01 pm |Reply

  6. Beautiful angel fish

    Comment by opoetoo — January 28, 2010 @ 2:53 pm |Reply

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