The owners favorite photograph of their deceased pet was the inspiration for this painting. Intense colors helped me achieve the feel of the day, sunny and hot. This Lucky dog seemed very happy to go for a swim on a perfect summer day.
I wanted to capture the action of these young men and their dog as they landed on the beach. Watercolor is a medium that I do love to work with and it’s a great way to show the spontaneity of a scene.
This commissioned portrait took me by surprise. Usually patrons commission portraits of their own pet but in this case the dog belonged to their Daughters ex-boyfriend. They grew very attached to the dog if not the boyfriend. I really liked the tough look of the dog against the soft abstract pattern of the ground.