Archive for February, 2013

Our Pets Playing Poker [In Progress]


This painting is a draft of a much larger painting which will end up being on black velvet. The pets in this painting are (starting from left to right around the table) Rufus, a Golden Retriever; Louise, a Himalayan; Orson, a Pug; Scupper, a Flat Coated Retriever; Rascal, the white rat; Thelma, a white cat and Bagheera the black cat.

The poodle in the background painting is not one of our pets. I’m not sure if she’ll make it to the final…although it’s tempting with her “paint me like one of your french poodles” pose after Rose in the movie Titanic.

Scupper will not be sitting at the table in the final painting as all of our other pets in this photo have passed on and our 10 month old Scupper is happily still with us.  I might have him in the lower left corner staring up as a younger, smaller pup…I’m still undecided.

I’m also leaning towards swapping out the red hanging lamp for something more colorful – maybe a Tiffany styled lamp?  Who knows!

I’ll be sure to post my final painting here when I’m done!

UPDATE: Here’s the finished painting on black velvet.