That’s my Dawg!

Nothing beats a saturday of oil painting. If you watch Antique Roadshow you know subject matter is everything and I spare no expense and draw from my years of schooling to bring you the best that I can do with a little oil and some time on a hot sunny afternoon.

Rocket at 5 weeks old, such a young pup and so curious about the world around him.
Here’s Rocket at 9 weeks old, comfortable in his skin and ready to nap under the summer sun.

This is Kyle’s first dog named Named Mike.  He was a reddish-brown spotted dalmatian. 

I painted this portrait last year of My mom’s black lab Frodo; it hangs proudly in her home in Florida.

And this painting of Rocket’s dad Laz resides in Burley, Id.

Early paintings often include images of dogs as a symbol of wealth and prosperity.  In the Renaissance period dogs were painted on the foot of a bed  to show your street cred.  Having a dog was like having an alarm system to protect a whole mess of bling and let you know when someone was creeping on your love life. 



 Now a days dogs have so much swagger they don’t need suporting co-stars in their portraits.  They run the show and rule the streets in most major cities.

Dogs in pop culture are here to stay.  As long as we have them in our homes, watch people Whisper to them on TV, listen to their jams on the radio,. . . you can bet money that they will be made immortal on canvas.


About Pepper

Being someone who is actively searching for ways to make what I have better I thought it would be useful to share my talents and discoveries with anyone who is interested. So much of what I do is made from things that are easy to access and are perfect projects to spice up a weekend. In the words of Bernice Fitz-Gibbens "Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there." I hope that you will join me each weekend for a little inspiration and fun.
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