In November, on a bright, unusually warm day, I visited Isle of Palms with my colleague and her children, in order to take photos to work off of for a series I’m working on about children and their environment. We were happily snapping away when a big dog (I think it’s a Neopolitan Mastiff) and his little girl in a bright orangy swimsuit passed by. I asked the mom of the little girl if I could take her photo, and she graciously agreed.
So I finally got around to painting this charming scene. The dog was a challenge, since I’ve never painted the body of a dog before. This painting and Curiosity were accepted to the North Charleston Arts Fest show at the N. Charleston Colliseum last week.