30/30It may seem as though I skipped week 8, but I didn't. Week 8's portrait was purchased as a Christmas present, I'm keeping it under wraps until the 25th. So here I am with my three latest "30 dogs" portraits. Spike is a Chug (Chihuahua + Pug = Chug). He is a member of a family I've known all my life. More on that family and their dogs in a later post. Spike's background was originally watercolor, but I messed it up BIG TIME. A happy accident, I suppose, because I quite like the patterned paper I used for the revised background. Don't ya love the one tooth popping out of Spike's mouth?!
Weeks 9, 10 & 11: Spike, Spencer,
Spencer belongs to Diane, our trainer at Petsmart. Diane was so great with Rosie when we took our last training class; Rosie adores her. Spencer is a mystery mixed breed, but I'm thinkin' there is some Dalmatian in there. Those spots were a challenge, to say the least! Spencer has lovely brown eyes, which really stand out against all of that black and white.
Texas, a Cairn-Yorkie mix (a.k.a. a "Carkie"!) is the canine niece of my friend Eileen. I've mentioned Eileen a lot on this here blog of mine. She's been a friend to me since I was 14, and is currently, without a doubt, one of the most supportive people I have in my corner when it comes to my pet portrait (ad)venture. I love ya, Isles!
Thank you to Megan, Diane, and Eileen for contributing your photos to my project. I hope you are happy with the results!
UPDATE: The painting of the Chug (top photo) is for sale right here.