When I bought this doll-sized top hat at the craft store, the clerk asked, “Are you making a snow-man?”
“No,” I replied. “It’s for my dog.”
Beavis, my one-eyed Pekingese, looks like a proper British gentleman in this hat. I can’t not laugh when I see the photo, from the hat, to his stubby bowed legs, to how cute he is with a hair cut (his little tail!!!!), to his jacked up crooked teeth. I knew I had to paint it.
The uninspiring background of the beat up sidewalk and weeds were replaced with pavers edged in river rock and a flower garden.
Painted in 2013. Acrylic on canvas board, 11×14.