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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Sunday, January 10, 2016


image copyright and by kindest permission of the artist
A bird dog doing what it loves best:  finding the wily upland flier.  Often the dog wins; often the bird wins.  To the dog, it's all about the intensity of the moment, as you can see in this portrait detail of Ch. Bandit Juggernaut by Spokane artist Viza Arlington.  This piece was created by etching, aquatint and drypoint, a layering of texture that creates a feeling of intimate depth.  This gives me the same feel as a George Stubbs dog portrait in its balance of muscle and soul.
We've had the pleasure of Viza's work before at the Museum (a charming woodcut portrait of Murphy the cat).  She clearly has an expert hand at portraying the personality of a creature via many different techniques.  I'll send you back to her Etsy shop to see the full scope of her talents.

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