Animal Painting, Art, Figure Painting, Interior, oil painting, Painting, Study

On the Carpet


14″ x 12″ oil on linen panel

This is our little mutt Miki. He’s a rescue dog that we got from a shelter, where he was listed as an American Eskimo mix. I believe the mix part but I think he has more Chihuahua in him than Eskimo dog. However, we looked for inuit words when naming him and settled on miki, which, according to our internet source, means small ice floe.

Obviously, since he wouldn’t hold this pose, I painted this from a photo. He’s afraid of cameras, thus the defensive posture. I wasn’t threatening him, except with the camera.

All in all, he’s a pretty good dog.

8 thoughts on “On the Carpet”

  1. Hi Cathleen, thanks.

    Jim, thanks for making Henri spin in his grave. Nice to hear from you.


  2. You really gave Miki a great sense of personality, Bill. Love the composition, great paint quality!


  3. Ujwala. It’s nice to hear from you again. Thank you.

    Michael, Thanks! Miki provided the personality. I can’t take credit for that.


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