Raisa and Sunny
by Angeline Rijkeboer
(Blaricum, the Netherlands)
This is a painting of our dogs, acrylic on canvas. The painting is 1000x1200 mm and 50 mm thick.
After my daughter left home to live on her own, she missed the dogs very much, that's why I painted them for her, and it's an eyecatcher in her livingroom.
Unfortunately Raisa, the large Berner Sennen, died two years ago, but when we look at the painting, it looks as if Raisa is still there, as on the painting she is the same size as she really was.
I used two separate photographs of each of the dogs as an example, and I joined them together to one painting.
The most challenging part was to catch the expression in the eyes of the Berner, as she had one brown and one blue eye, and I think I succeeded.