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Archive for May, 2018

A Dog and His Girl

Dog and girl

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.