Ralph and Sue rescued Petey from the animal shelter two years ago.  When he arrived home Petey was a scrawny, scared little Yorkie who had been abused.  The little guy didn't know how to play and was frightened by any sudden movement.  Now he has developed a round belly and runs to get a toy when Ralph comes home from work.  His portrait is a 20 x 24-inch acrylic on canvas. 


Posted by: lknight
Posted on: 1/4/2009 at 9:18 AM
Categories: Portraits
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Steve United States

Saturday, September 12, 2009 9:04 AM

A nice portrait , capturing emotion from a shy and gentle dog. Love the color and contrast. Nice detail on the shadows and fur around the the ears and face. The focus leads me into the eyes and ears and follows to an inquisitive feeling I sense from the gesturing position of the ears and slight tilt of the head.