Monday, February 20, 2012

"Three Shibas" Commission

24" x 18"
oil on wood
Sold to a collector in North Carolina

This commission is of three Shiba Inu dogs which is an ancient breed from Japan and was originally bred for hunting in mountainous terrain in wild shrubs. They are very intelligent and are a great size, about 15" tall. Shiba Inu is sometimes translated as "Little Brushwood DogIt is one of the few ancient dog breeds still in existence in the world today.

The four smaller pets in the frames are of dogs that have past. The client wanted to honor all of her dogs, past and present and when I finished this, I felt it had kind of a "shrine" feeling to it. 

No comments:

Post a Comment