high contrast black and white portraits of cats and dogs
I began the Dog Studies series in 2007 after photographing my dogs frolicking in the snow. The high contrast of dark body against white ground showed me the elegance of the dog form.
The first paintings that developed from that beginning used simple black acrylic washes on a white canvas. I chose to focus on close-up views to depict the intimate relationships of the canine companions.
These paintings have become memorials to those beloved companions who have passed on.