"dog gone portraits" by diana j smith
My acrylic paintings have a multitude of textures derived from applying exotic papers, maps, found materials, post cards, even fabric. Half of the fun for me is assembling a stack of colored papers and objects which complement each other, these then form my color palette. They become the backdrop, but also intermingle with the subject of the painting. The result is unexpected and loose. My preferred subject is dogs.
I want people to look at my art and smile, whether it is outright humor or just a comfortable feeling (such as viewing a painting of a dog with an innocent questioning expression who has just eaten a tennis shoe).
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