Tuesday, July 16, 2013


"The name on everybody's lips is gonna be Roxie!"
8x8 Acrylic on canvas paper
Roxie is the name of the latest pet that I was asked to paint. My friend Ruth gave me the honour and I was delighted to acquiesce to her request. I'm told it shall be a gift for her friend who lives with Roxie, the Schnauzer in Tennessee.  Seeing as I am awfully fond of German breeds, it was a treat for me to attempt to capture Roxie's likeness.
It was the first time I've used the coarse pumice acrylic gel medium. At first I thought I ruined the painting when I started slathering it on to make the carpet look more plush, but I rather like how it ended up. I'll have to experiment more with it. 
Also the funky background was mostly an accident. I dropped a giant glob of purple over the freshly painted trim and had to go with it. I like how it creates contrast with the white carpet, but I definitely still have my doubts. What are your thoughts? Does it work or did I Schrute it?
Also, do you think I am driving every reader away with all these posts about dog paintings?
"I find them all...dziekuje."

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