Saturday, August 29, 2020

Pet Portrait Study - "Betty" - Oil on Panel, 9"x12", Two Hours

This was Betty. As an actress, she received numerous nominations for her emotionally moving portrayals of dogs in need. In this scene in our Brooklyn backyard, Betty played the part of a dog without a bone, despite the fact that she had just devoured one in record time prior to the director yelling action. Just off camera, her costar, Barney, provided her with all of the motivation necessary, while he gnawed on a bone also given to him just five minutes prior.

But seriously, I painted Betty on National Dog Day this week. I miss her dearly.


"Betty" • Oil on Panel • 9" x 12" • 2 hours • Available at

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