Westies | Oil on Board | 3' x 4'
While 'Westies' is an image of friendly dogs meeting up, for the artist it was a 'formal exercise' in composition. The challenge was to create psychological tension akin to the tension in the leash. The enjoyment was in creating the pastiche of buttery yellows of the springtime field and shadowed whites of the dogs' fur while getting a sense of the straining at leash's end.
The heavily worked and highly textured surface creates a unique painting - a happy, bright artwork with a little tension for interest!