Oil on museum quality Ampersand Gessobord panel
8" x 8"
8" x 8"
The SPCA is packed with pit bull terriers. Not because they are bad dogs, but because the breed has been deemed "dangerous" by the Maryland State legislators. Oh, wait...I think I was recently on this soapbox.
I had a hard time thinking of a name for this painting. Sadly, I hadn't noted this pup's name when I was there but his soulful eyes speak volumes. I'm sure he is wondering, "Where am I? What's happening? Where are mom and dad?" Poor boy. I call it "Blue Dog" because he is sad and blue. He brought to mind a brown version of George Rodrigue's Blue Dog paintings:
In the end, his expressive eyes named the piece for me. If you're not familiar with the story of the Blue Dog, he's on a quest to get back to his owner. This pit was on a quest to find his perfect family -- one I hope he's achieved.