We are dog people around here. I grew up with dogs, and within two weeks of being a married woman, my new groom bought me my very own Yorkie which we adored for 11 sweet years. We named him Matty (short for matrimony). I have told you about him before. We loved our little guy. And then we temporarily lost our minds, and bought this beautiful beast.
I love him too, but in a “I’m gonna bury you in the next hole you dig in my backyard” kind of way. It’s a different kind of love. The love you have for a dog before you have children, is different from the love that you have for one once you have 3 kids running around. But I do love my Mr. Darcy, and he is pretty smitten with me too.
So I kinda thought I would break from the complicated and detailed portraits that I have been painting (the ones that have been making me want to bang my head against a wall); and paint something more whimsical. Have you seen this picture floating around Pinterest? I almost died when I saw it. I could not find the source to credit the very deserving photographer, but isn’t it a great picture!
So I thought it might be cute painted for a little man’s room. I can’t tell you how much fun this painting was for me to paint. I was done in less than two hours, no frustration, no banging my head against the wall, it was just plain fun for me. I think I’ll paint more like him, but maybe switch up the breed of dog and attire. I’m all excited because I think this might be my excuse to buy Mr. Darcy a few accessories to dress him up in and take his picture. And to my sisters that are rolling their eyes right now, you can both just accept it, your sister is that person that dresses her dog in clothes. Let’s just deal with it and move on.
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