Saturday, January 11, 2014
He was abused by his previous humans so he is slow to trust anyone new, but once you've gained his trust, he is a loving little guy.
Let me just get on my soapbox for a minute and say that I wish more people picked their family pets from a shelter rather than promoting the breeding of designer dogs. There are so many animals already born that need homes that would make loving companions and it would be so much better to give them a happy home. Also, I think that mixed breed dogs are healthier and have better temperaments than pure bred dogs. Okay, I'll stop now or I will probably start offending too many people. Just one more thing, if you really want a pure bred dog, I've heard that about 1/3 of dogs at the shelters are pure bred.
This is a palette knife painting. I've had this reference photo of Kenny for over a year and have always intended to paint his portrait but was afraid that I wouldn't be able to make it look anything other than amateurish. The palette knife helps because the finished painting has a looseness that I can't seem to achieve any other way. I knew that it would be perfect for capturing his beautiful scruffiness.
Sam, my dog, is very jealous that I painted a portrait of another dog so I guess it's time for me to paint Sam's portrait once again so he's not mad at me. : )
Image Size 6" x 6"