Thursday, May 24, 2012

Spot Riley

Spot Riley  11 x 14 oil on linen covered board

He was named "Spot" right off the bat, as soon as he was born.  Not hard to see why, considering that "spot" right in the middle of his head.  When his new people came to take him home, they wanted to name him "Riley".  Somehow, having met him, Spot Riley seems to fit.  He's a Brittany Spaniel, full of life and congeniality and tons of excess energy, being that he's only about two years old.

And, no, he didn't pose for this painting.  We took about a hundred photos of him cavorting in the green grass of a local park, and I composed the drawing and subsequent painting out of about four of those pictures.  But he could have; he's a pointer!  And someday, Spot Riley will be hunting with his human out near the bosque, and this will be his natural pose when his magnificent nose detects those game birds!  He'll be Spot On, Spot Riley!

11 x 14 oil on canvas or linen board
by commission:  $385.00