"Sun Salutation," 20" x 10", acrylic on canvasboard, dog portrait of an Australian Cattle Dog. Proceeds from the sale of this painting will be donated to my local shelter, The Oakland Pet Adoption Center as well as Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Inquiries may come to me.
After a gorgeous walk with Finnigan (my dog) this morning, I came home wanting to paint something that was all about sun worship. This piece is much larger than how I typically work, but my love for the sunshine today was enormous and could not be contained in a smaller painting.
This isn't Finni but another cattle dog rescue named Arrow. Cattle dogs are an acquired taste (I think that could safely be said about a number of breeds), but once you are owned by one, you are seriously hooked. Arrow's family and ours are both caught fast. Thank you to Judy Wood (she's an artist too) for sharing Arrow's photos with me.
I need to also extend a big thank you to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Pat DeWald for running a beautiful article about my paintings on their website this week.
Next I will offer a warm welcome to all the new Dog-a-Day readers that have discovered my paintings because of BFAS. I hope that you enjoy seeing the artwork each day.
The entire 3+ years worth of daily dog paintings are viewable on the project blog, and any remaining unsold paintings are in my Etsy store. There's some basic commission information on my main studio website, and other random information in the sidebar on the blog. I welcome your comments, questions and participation in the project.
Everyone have a marvelous weekend!
I'll see you Monday,