Doggie Drool

"Doggie Drool"
6x6 oil on gessoed panel

This painting was done for the Daily Paintworks Challenge. Artist were challenged to do a value study using a black & white photo of their pet and paint in color. I decided to further challenge myself to paint the entire painting with my left hand. I have done this once before and found I tend to paint looser using my left hand rather than my right.

On this particular day when I took the photo, Griff was stalking birds in the backyard and drooling at the mouth.


  1. So glad to see you back. Looks like you have had your hands full!
    Both paintings of Griff are beautiful.

  2. We love 'em no matter what they do! Your dog portraits always have so much personality. Painting with your left hand sounds like a way to break a lot of automatic tendencies. I need to give it a try. Painting en plein air is something I'd really like to do but it's as difficult a notion for me as for you. I've been painting from photos.

  3. Dripping with personality! This is so Griff, beautiful job--and left handed!!