Monday, October 05, 2009

Chow Chow Dog Art

AKC Show in Des Moines, Part 2


Chow Chow
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The Chow Chow is often compared to a lion, because of the way the fur grows around his neck - it resembles a lion's mane. They do sometimes have a ferocious look about them, but this one, at the Des Moines Kennel Club Show, was a real sweetheart. He had finished showing, had done his job very well, and was enjoying a well deserved rest. Even so he was kind enough to pose for a photo, and also gave me a good view of his blue-black tongue, typical of the breed. He was described to me as a "Gentle Giant" and he certainly looked the part. One of the great things about dog shows is the opportunity to meet breeds that you might not see otherwise. Another is the attitude of the dogs and their people. All the dogs are friendly and most of the people are very pleasant, they love to talk to you about their dogs, show them off, don't mind at all if you want to photograph them. They are caring, loving people. Probably they learned that from their dogs. We need more people like that in the world!!!!

Chow Chow is an acrylic painting on canvas, 11 x 14. All the edges of the canvas have been painted and no staples show on the sides, so that the painting may be displayed with or without a frame. 20% of the sale of this painting will be donated to Old Dog Haven.


2 comments:

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

this is a wonderful painting.. I am amazed at how wonderful all your art is...what a wonderful gift you have!

dellartist said...

Thanks so much!