Saturday, February 20, 2010

My Funny Valentine - Dog Portrait

"My Funny Valentine"
Oil on Linen Panel

Click on image to enlarge the view.

Every time I paint a dog portrait, when I get it finished, I think it is my favorite. If you look closely you will see a marking in the shape of a heart on this fellow's nose. I didn't notice it when I first fell in love with him, but when I studied the photo closer I saw it. Hence, the title,"My Funny Valentine." I started him before Valentine's Day, but just managed to get back to him the end of this week.

The local Cancer Society Auction is coming up and, like last year, I am donating a dog portrait to the effort. I thought maybe another example of my work would be beneficial to them.

Adding a note here on March 5....My 92 year old father has taken another turn downward and has needed more care and help. Hospice was called in last week and we are doing all we can to help him through these hardest of times. Consequently my painting has taken a back seat to the necessary tasks at hand. I hope to get back to it as soon as possible.


Savvi said...

Thankyou! I'll try your advice, and I like your other blogs to!
And it's so nice to hear that you like my drawings!

Connie said...

How sweet and adorable!

Cheryl Pass said...

Thanks to both of you...
Connie...This guy's name is Fletcher and was a rescue who is loved and adored by his owners. He was really fun to paint..I fell in love with him!

Hope things are going well with you!!!