Dog portrait of Betty, painted by artist Patrick Saunders in oils on canvas.

Oil on canvas, 30"x40"
Private Collection

Dog portraits are by far my favorite painting subject.

With this larger canvas, I was able to portray Betty, one of my own pets, almost larger than life. The red shag carpet was her favorite spot in our New York apartment, especially when the sun hit it late in the afternoon.

The painting came together very quickly and remains one of my favorites. It's paired with a portrait of her brother Barney.
You can view some images of this work in progress on my

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(c) Patrick Saunders Fine Arts