November 20, 2008
This 10"x 8" oil on canvas is our golden retriever Rio, our longtime companion who is no longer with us. I hope to get a lot of practice painting dogs. I was looking at Maggie Mayer's dog paintings of Banana Puddin, Champ and Francis and I got the fever just from looking at those. She does a fantastic job of capturing a dog's spirit. This one of Rio was going to be for sale but my daughters want to keep it. However if you would like a similar painting done from a photo, feel free to contact me about a commissioned piece.