2.17.2014

Dogs in Dresses


 I received a custom order to paint my friend's basset hounds, Annie and Heidi.  He wanted to surprise his wife with these nontraditional portraits, depicting their dogs wearing humorous outfits.  It was fun to get creative and add a little spin to the custom pet paintings.  I drew inspiration for their clothing from Victorian paper doll dresses and created composite outfits for each.  The background patterns were my personal touch to the piece, in a neutral color so as not to visually compete with the vibrant dresses.  I've created a new listing in my Etsy shop, so you can order one of your own.  They are 8" x 8" x 1" acrylic on wooden cradleboard.

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