All Ears (61 x 61 cm)
The artist loved dogs, and this is evident in this uncomplicated painting of a colourful, dingo like dog.
The composition has the subject, the dog, taking up a large part of the canvas, and yet there is sufficient space around the animal for the painting to appear balanced, and not over-crowded.
The dog appears quite close to the viewer because his warm, red, orange-yellow colours are quite strong. They also complement the blue background. By using harmonious blue and green colours, a sense of order is given to the painting. These colours also aid aerial perspective, or visual depth, because they appear to be further away.
The dog’s outline is simple, and it appears as though he is relaxing, even though he has his ears pricked.
The mood of the painting is a happy one.
Acrylic on Masonite, date unknown. (Cleaned and framed.)