Tampa Bay Tuxes and Tails 2014

I donated this painting to Tuxes and Tails 2014 silent auction hosted by the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. It is an oil painting on canvas, 22″ x 28″. The painting shows my parent’s Yorkie siting on an antique bench with some other furniture and various other objects they had lying around the house. The dog was painted from a photo reference (it never sits still for more than a few seconds at a time), and the other objects were added to the composition later.

Random fact: the candles were painted with beeswax mixed with oil pigments. I bought some a long time ago and never used it until now. You can’t tell from the photo of the painting, but in person it makes the candles look very realistic.