"Toothless," from The Gratitude Series, 6" x 8", portrait of a well loved Boston Terrier, acrylic on museum quality panel, $329 with proceeds going to Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue. Inquiries may come to me.
A while back I put a call out for senior dogs, needing to paint a couple pieces for the Canine Art Guild's latest exhibition "Old Friends."
Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue sent along some dear photos of dogs in their care, and after obtaining permission from the photographer (see the sidebar), I was eager to pick up my brushes.
Boston's have a rabidly delightful approach to life, and age seemed not to have lessoned this one's joy de vivre at all.
I hope I'm this happy when I'm 105 (15 in dog years).
If you wish to make a donation to Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue like I will be (when this painting sells), you can do so here. (Like most rescues and shelters, they can also use a number of things such as towels/leashes/toys - don't forget to check with your local group to see what they could use the next time you purge closets!)
Have a fabulous weekend!
Cincinnati photographer Sherri Barber snapped the pics of Augie and Ogie, pics which inspired the painting above, "Toothless."
In addition to running her photography studio, Sherri volunteers with Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue. When she heard I wanted to include their dogs in my series of Gratitude Paintings (paintings where the proceeds go back to the rescue group), she graciously granted permission for me to work from her photos.
She's got a fabulous eye - her photos are intuitive and beautifully composed. Of course it probably helps that she's got three Boston Terriers of her own at home, and knows these little dogs inside and out.
I am very grateful to Sherri for helping me with the inspiration for this latest painting.
And if you live in the Cincinnati area and need a photographer please check her out - Sherri photographs all sorts of life milestones and has a complete portfolio on her website.
Tell her Auggie and Ogie sent you!