Guilty Dog Spilled the Beans

Guilty Dog Spilled the Beans. Painting by Niya Christine. Copyright

#29/365 Paintings

Hmmm, I dunno… does he look guilty enough? And do you think this is all the damage this puppy caused? I think he has the blushing red-I’m a bad bad boy-I’ll never do it again-look, down pat. I think he’s new to the family. After spending too many mornings waiting for his puppy chow because his posh parents had to grind their coffee to a fine espresso powder for cappuccino, he’s a bit jealous. In fact, it’s worse than that. I think he has those beans hopping in fright at night while the household sleeps. His growls and puppy threats might make us laugh. But for the beans, this guy is a monster.

So, before making that lush cup of coffee, give your puppy a cuddle and some chow. Less beans spilled in the long run.


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A Caribou Coffee Obsessed Bear

Caribou Coffee Bear Artiste, Gouache #14/365 by Niya Christine. Copyright 2013

This eccentric bear thinks about Caribou about as much as I think about painting. He happened to wander into town one day. As he dodged the tranquilizer bullets from local authorities he saw a sign for Caribou coffee. That night he was supposed to be hibernating. It was a very cold and long winter. He couldn’t sleep. He couldn’t go back to town for Caribou coffee and risk being shot. So he painted… and painted. He painted all winter long. He’s super proud of this one.

Project notes: It’s official… after this painting my new toy is gouache paint. Oh, and I sketched for this week’s paintings today. All I can say is that after 2 weeks of not painting animals, I am in withdraw. So you’ll see some coffee & tea animal concepts this week. I’m looking forward to it. Thank you all for your kind comments and emails. It really makes all the difference!