Monday, May 9, 2011


Black Lab "chuck"  9'x10' watercolor on 140lb coldpress 
I have been working on a "pet portrait poster" in order to take to dog parks in my area, hoping to generate a local pet portrait following. I painted pets I know personally, and also googled images of dogs. This painting of a Black Lab I am now calling Chuck, is from one of those random I thought. A couple days after painting him, I saw a family on the news whose Black Lab named Chuck returned home, four years after he had gone missing. Of course I immediately connected my painting to the story, and knew this painting now had a name. The timing was just too perfect. 

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