Plain Air

21 Oct

Tom Lynch painting plein airIt happened around this time last year too. Something about the air.

The air gets plain.

It doesn’t feel plain to me. Unless maybe that means there aren’t any storms in the air.

If that’s it I’ll go for plain air all the time.

There are some other people who must like plain air too, because they show up in Sedona just for the air at this time of year.

I find them on my trails doing strange things.

I thought my person took a long time getting pictures with her camera, but these people take forever.

They don’t even use a camera, they bring all their paints with them.

And when they finally get finished, they don’t even have to put a little card in their computer – their picture is already there.

Wait a minute. What, person?

What do you mean, it’s not plain air, it’s plein air?

What’s the difference. It sounds the same to me.

Plein air is when artists paint outside? Oh.

And I met an artist who is way more famous than me?

I’m a pretty famous dog. He must be really famous.

He has his own website, and it’s better than my blog? No way!

I need some votes here. Check out Tom Lynch’s website at and tell me my blog is better.

I guess it really doesn’t matter anyway. What’s more important is that…

Bongo and Tom Lynch

my new friend Tom gave me loves.

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Posted by on October 21, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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20 responses to “Plain Air

  1. Kuruk

    October 21, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Bongo, maybe you should try to paint tooowoooowooooo! Paw-painting!

    • Bongo

      October 21, 2013 at 11:05 am

      Ku, I’ve been trying to get my person to let me do that for years, but she won’t let me near her paints. And now that she’s got that camera she hasn’t even gotten her paints out for a long time. I know, I’ll go dig her paints out myself.

  2. misswhiplash

    October 21, 2013 at 10:54 am

    A great painter is no competition for a GREAT dog…even Piccaso . You are wonder dog and cannot be beaten…well that, s how I see it

    • Bongo

      October 21, 2013 at 11:06 am

      Thanks Patrecia. You’re pretty special yourself.

  3. Genevieve Petrillo

    October 21, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Looks like that Tom gave you so much love that your legs got tangled up!

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      October 21, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      Cupcake, I probably would have fallen over if I wasn’t leaning up against him.

  4. philosophermouseofthehedge

    October 21, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Now that picture looks like a mutual admiration society.
    Plain to see that on several planes there’s plenty of plein airs for all heir’s hairs

    • Bongo

      October 21, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      Karen, that’s just as plain as the hairs on my head.

  5. marina kanavaki

    October 21, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Oh, Bongo, thank you for introducing Tom’s site to us! Great to have such an artist give you loves and vice versa of course! By the way maybe he could could give you some painting lessons. I seem to recall some art on a door you did a while ago! 🙂

    • Bongo

      October 21, 2013 at 8:18 pm

      Marina, my person says I could learn a lot from Tom. He’s teaching a workshop in Sedona in a few days. Maybe I can talk my person into letting me go. My person really likes his work – especially his landscapes.

  6. Gizmo

    October 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Mr. Lynch has some beautiful paintings on his page but I bet he doesn’t have a Sherlock Holmes hat and I bet he doesn’t solve mysteries like you do Bongo…Thank you for teaching mea new phrase today…I’d never hear “plein air” before and I love learning new words

    • Bongo

      October 21, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      Gizmo, maybe I could get Tom to paint a picture of me wearing my Detective Dog hat. New words are fun. My person says she’s known what that means for awhile, but I just started finding some of those artists on my trails last year.

  7. Dalton

    October 22, 2013 at 2:36 am

    How happy are you in that picture??!!

    • Bongo

      October 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      Dalton, I’m with a famous artist so it must be a famous smile I have.

  8. bumpyroadtobubba

    October 22, 2013 at 3:00 am

    You look pretty happy with those loves 🙂

    • Bongo

      October 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      Bumpy Road, I’ll take loves in any way, shape, or form – but little girl loves are still the best.

  9. eripanwkevin

    October 23, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Awww… you and Tom look very happy to play(?) together! Besides you must have got many loves from him! Yes, Tom’s works are amazing!!! 🙂

    • Bongo

      October 23, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      Kevin, it was really cool to get loves from a famous artist.

  10. colliesofthemeadow

    October 27, 2013 at 10:51 am

    We collies think his site is very nice, but we collies believe your blog is better! Anything about dogs is better….
    -The Collies

    • Bongo

      October 28, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      Thanks Collies. I needed that support.


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