In the Wake of Westminster - Going to the (Paintings of) Dogs

In the Wake of Westminster – Going to the (Paintings of) Dogs

Is anybody still giggling over the Affenpinscher Banana Joe winning the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show? Is anybody still wondering what the heck an Affenpinscher is and why this little black monkey dog was named Banana Joe? I reckon it is because monkeys  like bananas, but the dog’s home is in […]

Is anybody still giggling over the Affenpinscher Banana Joe winning the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show? Is anybody still wondering what the heck an Affenpinscher is and why this little black monkey dog was named Banana Joe? I reckon it is because monkeys  like bananas, but the dog’s home is in Holland. Why didn’t they name him Banana Hans?

Well anyway the show is such a hoot and dog-lovers can just be nuts. Which is not to say a perfectly sane person would not want to commission a portrait of her dog(s). I’ve long wanted to share with you these wonderful paintings by Sarah Gayle Carter, just to give you a smile.

Take this fellow, for example. Solomon. He wears his name well, looking wise and biblical, and a bit world-weary.

Solomon, by Sarah Gayle Carter
Solomon, by Sarah Gayle Carter

And here is Sally. Sally likes pink.

Sally, by Sarah Gayle Carter
Sally, by Sarah Gayle Carter

This is Bailey the beagle. Don’t try to put anything past him.

Bailey, by Sarah Gayle Carter
Bailey, by Sarah Gayle Carter

And last but not least, Bena. As in knock-knock. Who’s there? Bena. Bena who? Have you Bena a good dog? She doesn’t look like she is entirely ready to answer that question.

Bena, by Sarah Gayle Carter
Bena, by Sarah Gayle Carter

If you find yourself wanting one for yourself or as a gift, Sarah takes commissions. SarahGayleCarterPaintings.com.

She also does beautiful landscapes in broad strokes and exciting, vibrant colors. I’ll show those to you another time, or you can see some on her website now, here.

For new readers, just so you know, all endorsements by FrancesSchultz.com are purely from love.

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