Monday, February 6, 2012

Four Legged Inspiration

Queen of Hares, 2007, oil and collage on canvas, private collection

I have a small long haired chihuahua mix (well, 18 lbs small) and many people ask if I paint my dog in my work. I don't per se, but I do honor him from time to time. If you turn 'Queen of Hares' upside down you'll see her hair looks like my dog's ears. 'Talking God' initially had my dog's face and ears but it didn't exactly fit and was wiped away.

In this photo my dog is posing with the skull that inspired my painting 'Trinity'.