rj - a girl and her dog acrylic on canvas


What you see isn't always what you get - this painting was originally a tropical bird, similar to a toucan, but I didn't like how it turned out. SO I painted my daughter and our dog on top. Look closely to see under her nose is a beak - very difficult to get her nose right bc I painted the bird with palette knives & there is so much texture it took some maneuvering to get it right. I love painting over other things - reminds me there so much more to people and things than what you see on the surface.