After finishing this painting and the one previous, a friend cheerfully told me that my work has gone to the dogs. This time, a simple composition of our dog anticipating a snack.
4" x 4" oil on linen 2016
She came from the shelter with the name Stella, not Parker; however, before we adopted, Laura had been wanting a dog for a long time and we used to joke about having a 'conceptual" dog called Parker. (Much easier to care for than a real one.) Since all paintings are basically conceptual, I've decided that Parker would be an appropriate alias for Stella when painted.
The red collar - bringing energy to the painting in the interplay with her eyes - is what Stella actually wears.