Dog art seems to find me, so I have dedicated one of my dining room walls to it.
It all started with the print of the sea captain dog. I found the print at a flea market a few years ago and I knew I needed it. It’s perfectly irreverent, just like me. It fit perfectly in an old frame I had lying around, with the addition of royal blue velvet and metallic gold mats that I had cut to fit.
The dog in the upper left corner was painted by John Lee and purchased directly from the artist a few years ago. I own two paintings from John now and I love them both.
Under that dog is an old photo of a dog that I picked up when I was visiting New Mexico a few years ago. Someone labeled the front of the photo with the dog’s name: Nippy. I bet more than one person was nipped by Nippy.
I painted the dog with the blue background. This was my sweetie baby Dolly, who died a few years ago. When she was still alive I did one of those wine & paint things on Paint Your Pet night. It looks pretty good, but I’d like to blend the background a little better, and do a little more work on her muzzle. I made it 4 years ago… one day I’ll get around to it.
I call the dachshund Out of Body Experience. I’m sure you can tell why. I found this at a thrift store a couple of years ago.
The pièce de résistance is this new-to-me painting of Tiny the dog. This was a freebie on Nextdoor. How could you get rid of sweet Tiny!? Now I get to enjoy Tiny. I know the dog’s name is Tiny because there’s an engraved plate on the frame. This is a really well executed painting! Tiny must have been a very special pup to warrant such fine art, and an ornate gold frame to boot!
This fancy new frame makes me want to paint my nude dude light switch plate cover gold! I found the silver flexing beefcake switch plate cover at the flea market a few years ago. I recently saw a photo of one spray painted gold and it looked rad. Again… one day!
Do you have any art collections? Tell me about it in the comments!