I’m starting a new series of posts where I’ll share a bit of back story behind my paintings. I painted this oil on canvas for my friends Leigh and Eric Dietz. While visiting, I fell in love with their three adorable dogs, Molly, Charley and Abbey who are the stately models for this painting.
I shot hundreds of photos before I could get them in just the perfect composition. Don’t tell them, but the photo shoot was a bit like herding cats. Thankfully Leigh is a master herder.
And I’m grinning even before coffee, these three are the inspiration for my line… “Like a three way tug of war there’s no star of the show” in my Hot Coffee Red Lipstick Song .
I love that muses come unexpectedly and from everywhere!