Thursday, April 8, 2021

Pet Portrait - "Betty"

I bet that most artists who have pets around the studio will relate to this story.

We've always invested in comfortable beds for our best friends, and Betty was no exception. She and her brother Barney would hang out with me as I painted in our Brooklyn apartment. 
Barney would lay on his bed, but Betty, not so much. Betty had decided that the cheap red rug that sat at the base of my easel was her bed of choice, and she staked her claim No one else was allowed on it except for her. Not even me. I had to move my easel to accommodate the princess, and of course, I had to paint Betty in her favorite spot.
"Betty" • Oil on Canvas • 30"x40" • 2010 • Available at

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.
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