ELSIE SURVIVED HURRICANE KATRINA
She had a fear of running out of food to eat - pretty sweet
She was rescued and found her forever home - Elsie changed their lives forever.
OK so why 2 portraits.
Well I've painted Elsie at least 5 times - the paintings have all been wiped away and these are the 2 that survived for various artistic reasons. I could not make up my mind and make a clear choice on which photo worked the best - on occasion I have to try it different ways before I'm satisfied. I love the way both of these turned out - the Elsie lovers will have to choose which one works for them.
Keep in mind that I make decisions based on composition and design - I may have conveyed that a particular photo may work and find out it doesn't - I make the decision to change it based on a gut reaction.
PAINTINGS TAKE AT LEAST TWO WEEKS TO DRY - THEN A DAY TO VARNISH!
Next in line - SCRUFFY - TILLY & HERBIE