Dalmatian in Snow

Oil painting on canvas- Original is available ($800)

The model for this painting was my friend's Dalmatian, Kona. Kona was a very special and beloved dog. She lived to the age of 20 years old, which is amazing for a dog. My dog "Stretch" was one of her buddies and Stretch loved her too.

While I was painting Kona's spots, I got the wild idea of making some of the "snowflakes" look like they were jumping from Kona into the air around her. Painting the dark spots that Dalmatians are known for is quite a challenge!