“Sydney” is my Aunt and Uncle’s Goldendoodle pup. I painted this portrait for them and it now resides in their house! A Goldendoodle, for those who don’t know, is a “designer dog” – a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. They are very spunky, fun, and intelligent dogs, and Sydney is no exception to that! My cousins often find Sydney doing interesting things with their spy cameras when no one is home. It’s quite hysterical.
“Anubis” was painted for a friend of mine who adores Egyptian art. This piece was challenging because I was taking on a new style of art – exaggerated features, different use of color, etc, made me step outside my comfort zone. I wanted so badly to make the figure the proper proportions, but that wouldn’t make it true to the original Egyptian style. Despite its challenges, I liked doing this piece and I’m proud of the end product.