Dog Painting, Daily Painting, Pet Portrait, Small Oil Painting, "The Mutt" 8x8x1.5" Oil
What is your favorite subject matter to paint? I admire artists who paint the same objects time after time, something I can not seem to master. I hop from subject matter to subject matter and even from impressionist to abstract. I cannot seem to control my inner child artist!
When I saw this image of my cousin's dog, I wanted to paint it immediately. You can just tell that she (her name is Sally) is looking in the face of her beloved owner, looking for a pat on the head or a little taste of something forbidden.
That is what hooked me on this image. It's not not the subject matter at all. It could be the beautiful colors of a sunset, the light on a wave, the turn of a leaf......something that appeals to me. Today it's those eyes.
I would love to hear why you paint, what you paint.