"Opie" is for Holly, who commissioned it for her son, Eli. I have painted Opie before with his buddy, Rainey. Opie, a wire-haired Dachshund, is super mischievous, fun-loving, and goofy. The reference photo showed a disproportionately big nose, caused by the camera distortion. This was a bonus as far as Holly was concerned, because it captured perfectly his "goofiness". I am glad I followed her gut instinct. Who can resist Opie!
|"Opie and Rainey" (oil, 9" x 12"; sold)|