Sunday, May 12, 2013

Rocket Dog

48" x 24"
oil on canvas

I am so impressed with the obsessive drive of competitive - athletic dogs, so when I heard there was going to be a dock jumping competition here, I knew I had to go. I photographed this dog last weekend and knew it would be perfect! The large ring on his collar was just the icing on the cake - I felt it gave him a "carousel" feel, which to me is just magic!

I wanted to paint a jumping dog for a few years now and this is exactly what I saw in my mind's eye. I just love the way this painting looks - it came together way too quickly and I tried to slow down the painting just to savor every moment.

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