Friday, May 1, 2009


oil on canvas

Meet Jett, yet another past commission. I'm working on a donation/self-promo portrait of a boxer today in spite of my deep desire to paint a bug, a desire by the way, significantly dulled by the discovery of carpenter ants in my studio! Big puppies too! A Woody Allen line comes to mind. Something about capturing and rehabilitating a rather large spider in Annie Hall's bathroom. There is a dog collar somewhere around here that just might fit too, but I don't speak "ant" which might considerably hamper the rehabilitation process. They must have thought there was a town meeting what with all bug adorned canvases lined up against the wall. I swear I can hear one walking by my foot as we speak!

It's Friday. I'm outta here. Enjoy the weekend.


  1. Have a great weekend Suzanne!

    I want to do a commission like this! Jett is very handsome here.

  2. I suppose you can say you "caught the bug." :)

  3. This is such a wonderful and colorful portrait. Love all the purples and blues in his shiny muzzle.

  4. Jett looks great, Suzanne!

    I agree with Gwen. I too love the purples and blues in the dog's fur.

    It sounds like your next bug painting will be of dead carpenter ants! Hee hee hee.



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