“D-Day Dog”

“D-Day Dog”


Oil on canvas panel

It was difficult to name this piece. Had a bunch of ideas, “D-Day Dog”, “Two Dogfaces”, “Puppy on the Half Shell”…

There are many things I find interesting about this piece. The GI looks so very tired, the fact that he is carrying this puppy around in a German helmet, the way a man’s clothes look when worn for many days.

This is, again, on the red ground. I’m enjoying experimenting to see how that bright color affects the eye. And working from black and white reference I find it interesting how if you spend some time looking at the photo you begin to “feel” what colors you need to use. The trick is to keep the mood of the original reference yet paint in color.

(Click HERE to see the gallery of the others in the series)



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