Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Death of a Pet

I am still mourning the loss of Jack. We are always unprepared in the face of death, but this dog went so quickly, that it was particularly hard to take. This is a portion of a drawing I made of him over a month ago.

This is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of Jack. It is not yet completed. I am going to have a monarch butterfly in it. If you look closely, there is a ghost of a small butterfly in the background. I over painted the original dog head and butterfly because the images were the wrong scale. I like images to be bold and bigger than life. When they crowd the edges of the frame, I am happy.