1. John Weiss Ebony and Ivory $295.00
Can you really stop at just one? Intelligent, loyal and unconditionally loving, the Labrador retriever is the most popular of dog breeds around the world. As it quite often turns out, proud owners find themselves expanding their “families” to include more than one. John Weiss presents what he considers the “perfect harmony” of Lab ownership in Ebony and Ivory.
2. John Weiss The Gift $395.00
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in sadness . . . or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have-life itself »Walter Anderson
With the gift of life, it becomes possible for all else to fall into place. Each of us gets to decide what we do with our lives, what we use it for and how it suits us best. Cancer patients and survivors know just how quickly this gift can slip away and how precious another tomorrow can be.
Lori and John Weiss appreciate The Gift first-hand. Through the grace of God, personal determination and the discovery, diagnosis and treatment of her breast cancer at a facility like the Jean B and Milton N Cooper Cancer Center in Akron OH, Lori can count herself among the ever growing number of strong, joyful and appreciative women whose gift of life has been renewed.
“'The Gift' celebrates the purpose and promise of cancer treatment and recovery » the opportunity to enjoy the gifts of life, hope, family, friendship and another tomorrow,” John Weiss says. ”This journey is one full of anxiety and fear, but when you to have the faith in your strength to take it on, to face down the storm, you will realize that there is a bright horizon and new shoreline on other side.
“The symbolism of three generations in this family together at the shore is not only to show that this is something that affects everyone, but also to relate that with early diagnosis and treatment, there is every opportunity to have a full and complete life. I want people to know that together we are beating cancer.”
John Weiss created The Gift to support The Summa Foundation, which helps support the Cooper Cancer Center, where Lori received her care and treatment. Support from a project such as this is crucial to the future of health and cancer care. It allows the pursuit of innovative medical research that leads to life saving technologies. Through the years, funds raised by the foundation have supported research, physician and nursing education, medical equipment, patient education programs and so much more.
3. John Weiss Cuddle Time ANNIVERSARY EDITION ON $225.00
Artist John Weiss is famous for his dog portraits so if you did a double-take when you read the name of Cuddle Time’s creator, you won’t be alone. “But horses and dogs go together,” says the artist. “It’s a natural connection. Horses are beautiful and intriguing animals. They are fascinating to me»the way their coats and musculature appear. There is a nationally renowned stable near me in Ohio where at least 15 new foals appear each spring. And every year, people in the region make it a tradition to drive by to watch the babies play in the fields.” This mare and foal are reminiscent of every mother and baby, the perfect portrait of spring that will put a smile on the horse lovers in your life.
4. John Weiss Golden Retriever Puppies ANNIVERSARY EDITION ON $245.00
Weiss has displayed his affection for the breed through several Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Editions including A Feeling of Warmth, Let’s Play and Best Loved Breeds: Golden Retriever all in low inventory. “Artistically, my goal was to capture the beautiful golden puppy coat with the use of oil paint. I also wanted to set up some interaction between the puppies, each with a unique expression and personality.
“In my estimation, the Golden Retriever is one of the most beautiful of the sporting breeds,” says noted canine portrait artist John Weiss. “Not only are they known for their beauty, but also for their intelligence and wonderful temperament. These puppies are no exception, being bred from a very fine line of champions and their future looks very rosy.” Make someone else’s future rosy with a gift of this darling trio. Contact your authorized Greenwich Workshop dealer to reserve one for your home or office today.
5. John Weiss No Swimming Lessons Today ANNIVERSARY EDITION ON $395.00
Dogs are man’s best friend but dogs’ best friend may be John Weiss, who has immortalized them with artistry and sensitivity in Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Editions for nearly thirty years. The Anniversary Edition No Swimming Lessons Today features one of Weiss’ beloved breeds and most popular. Nearly all his Lab editions are in low inventory or Sold Out at Publisher.
“The Labrador retriever is a very powerful swimmer,” he says, “known for recovery work in all kinds of water conditions including extreme cold. They were originally bred to work alongside fisherman, helping to pull in nets and catch fish. Eventually they were cross-bred with other breeds such as setters and spaniels and what we know as a Lab today became a prized game retriever for hunters, and has a famously even temperament.”
The setting for this painting is Marblehead on Lake Erie. “There’s a beautiful lighthouse and rocks that overlook the lake,” Weiss explains, “but every time there’s a nor’easter, you get tremendous waves coming in. Mom was going to take the pup in for a lesson, but the waves are too big, so there are no swimming lessons today.”
Indulge your love of Labs and motherhood with this classic John Weiss Anniversary Edition of Labrador retrievers waiting out Mother Nature.
6. John Weiss Lab Puppies ANNIVERSARY EDITION ON $245.00
These are a few of artist John Weiss’ favorite thingsů Black Labradors, that is. Weiss is one of the country's most sought-after dog portrait artists because of his ability to capture the personality of both the breed and the exemplar in each dog portrait he creates. His paintings of dogs and of horses have an avid and loyal following. “Word of mouth has resulted in my works being sold all over the world,” he says. “There was even one portrait of a dog that was presented to Queen Elizabeth by Lady Barlow.”
“Expression is very important and unique to each breed and I wanted to represent a range of expressions with this tiny trio,” he says of the siblings in Lab Puppies. “These pups are typically very curious about their surroundings. It’s a big world out there and they’re already sniffing it out.” Honor the “Man’s Best Friend” in your house with this Fine Art Giclee Canvas Anniversary Edition, signed by legendary dog portrait artist John Weiss.
7. John Weiss A Feeling of Warmth ANNIVERSARY EDITION $475.00
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.
8. John Weiss Does it Get Any Better $395.00
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?
9. John Weiss A Big Fish Story $595.00
A recurring theme in his paintings, says artist John Weiss, is that 'strength, comfort and encouragement are always within reach.' Nowhere is this more evident than in this painting, A Big Fish Story. Although the woods are dark and the night is cold, the figures in A Big Fish Story are bathed in light and warmth. Seated before a blazing fire, a fisherman recounts tales of his fishing prowess to an awed boy and his captivated beagle. The heat of the fire and the excitement of his grandfather's adventure have brought a flush to the boy's cheeks as he watches the legendary fish grow in size. Their companionship and love create a warmth that floods beyond the walls of the shelter, casting a golden glow on the snowy ground and surrounding woods. The light at the heart of A Big Fish Story draws the viewer in and we find ourselves leaning closer to hear just how big that fish really was.
10. John Weiss From the Heart $395.00
John Weiss has a gift for capturing the most precious moments, ones that resonate with us all. In From the Heart, the artist’s granddaughter innocently shares an ice cream cone with an old friend. The golden summer sunlight lends the companions a warm glow as they enjoy the simple pleasures life has brought them. From the Heart is truly a painting that will touch each of us.
11. John Weiss Tender Moments $325.00
Strength, comfort and encouragement are always within reach, is the message behind John Weiss' art. One of the artist's favorite themes, companionship, is beautifully realized in his latest release. By carefully combining colors and composition, Weiss creates an image that perfectly conveys a tender moment in time and evokes our own emotional connection. We see that the dog forms part of this circle of love.People and their pets form an emotional bond that time and adversity can never breach, says Weiss.
12. John Weiss The Lighthouse Keeper $350.00
“Whether a small mixed terrier in an apartment, or a highly-trained working shepherd, dogs are instinctively protective and bent on being our guardians. I have always wanted to explore this theme in my artwork,” says renowned artist John Weiss. “The other inspiration for this painting was one of my favorite escapes, the Marble Head Lighthouse itself. For over 30 years, this spot has been a place of comfort for me.
“On this particular evening I was waiting to study the effect of moonlight on the water. The sun had set and the land was quite dark, but the sky was still full of ambient light, as the stars and moon had yet to appear. I stood looking at this lighthouse that has flashed since 1821, guarding and directing the vessels plying the waters of Lake Erie. My thoughts went to Benejah Wolcott, the original lighthouse keeper, and what it must have been like on those lonely nights standing watch, guarding the guardian of the lakes.
“But today, who better to stand watch at the lighthouse than our loving protectors? Keeping his post ever vigilant, ever loyal, could there ever be a better lighthouse keeper than a dog?”
13. John Weiss Autumn Friends $325.00
John Weiss’ favorite theme of companionship is beautifully realized in Autumn Friends. Brilliantly combining colors and textures, Weiss creates an image that conveys emotion and humanity. The pair of friends in this image may be familiar to collectors who have seen his series of Grady images, including Old Friends, Forever Friends and New Friends ¨ all Sold Out at Publisher. In Autumn Friends, Weiss captures a man and his dog on a crisp autumn morning as they set out for another of life’s adventures together as faithful friends.
14. John Weiss Sharing Lunch $450.00
With his latest release, artist John Weiss continues his tireless exploration of the constant bond between man and his best friend. “The ingredients in this painting are some of my favorite things in the world¨the sea, dogs, seagulls and friends,” says John. “The gentleman in the painting is an old friend of mine named Joe, who gave me advice that has lasted me throughout my career. If you have a choice between talent and perseverance, talent will only take you so far, but perseverance takes you the whole way.”
15. John Weiss TRUE COMPANIONS $550.00
John is known nationally as the foremost portrait artist of the canine species. His intimate observation of the animal has evolved into an insight into our relationships with them and even ourselves. And, in the case of this particular painting, himself. True Companions is an homage to his Labrador retriever, Maggie. Though John does not paint himself into his own work, we are observing a common occurrence in his own backyard. While the two seem to be basking in the warmth and amber glow of the evening’s fire, is it possible that something else deflects the night’s chill? In the company of his steadfast companion, a moment that could be considered full of loneliness becomes one of magic. Published from the artist’s original oil painting.