Artist's description:

Harvey is macho and thus I made him large and in charge. The doggy bed appears to either be rolling up and in under Harvey's legs or you could also view it as being flatter on Harvey's side of the painting, both ways were intentionally created to emphasize Harvey's dominance. His body wraps around the other dog's showing both his flowing tail and just the tip of his foot, illustrating his position further.

Dexter is a beautiful harlequin patterned chihuahua. I made sure to use lighter colors for the highlights in the black parts of his fur and pastels to give the white parts of his fur shadow, again this harkens to Dexter being subordinate to Harvey. I also positioned him in such a way that he is in the center of the painting but neither his feet nor his head reaches as far in the plane as Harvey does.

The far left of the doggy bed was left open both as a place for the eye to rest, to highlight the plushness of the material their doggy bed is made of, and for symbolic reasons. This spot was left open indicating there is always room for love in their household.

Materials used:

acrylic paint, canvas

Spectra Dexter & Harvey (40X30 in.) (2015)

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This artwork is sold by Asra Rae from United States

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