Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pit Bull Puppy Painting

This is a painting of a little pit bull puppy that I just finished yesterday.  It looks just like one I used to have, named Edwin.  This little guy's name is Charlie, and he's one of the paintings I've done for someone who knows that I don't like to do custom, commissioned paintings but that I will paint your dog for you, but I get to make all the decisions -- and I charge less.  Otherwise, it's just like a commissioned painting, but the pressure for me has been lightened, not removed, just lightened.  I don't guarantee to paint every photo submitted to me, but I do my very best to do so.  

The person whose dog this is chose to purchase the painting, but there is no obligation to purchase anything at all from me.  I just need good images of dogs to paint, and I don't have the time to go out and find dogs to photograph and paint on my own all the time.  So it's a win-win situation for all of us.

Hope you like this one.  I think pit bulls are such beautiful dogs.  Headstrong, yes.  Mean, no more than any other dog I've ever had -- which in my case is never, never, never.   You've heard it a million times, and it's true:  Mean or bad dogs come from mean or bad owners.  And the reverse is true, too.


CharmingElegance said...

Dottie, Your paintings are lovely. They seem to capture the personalities of your dogs so well. Do you ever do horses? I've really enjoyed reading your blog. I'll be back for more reads soon. Teri

Dottie said...

Thanks so much, Teri. Yes, I am going to be doing another horse very soon.

I just re-read my comment above about bad dogs coming from bad owners, and I couldn't figure out what I meant by "And the reverse is true, too." Obviously, I meant that good dogs come from good owners.