The Atomic Dog exhibit is on through May 27th at the Del Ray Artisans in Alexandria. You can get details on the show by clicking the image above, or here. Sarah did a wonderful job curating the show. My daughter was very excited to see that a few people brought their dog to the opening reception, and she spent the majority of her time petting them.
We picked up a small oil painting of a dog by Linda Lowrey, after much pleading by said daughter.
This is my first show with the group, I've got two pastels in the show that I painted for the theme. Both of these paintings are on Ampersand's Pastelboard. It has a neutral grey surface, which made it a bit challenging as my greyhound was a silver brindle. This is Rosie, who we lost about five years ago. The green background was my daughter's request, so she can hang it in her room ;)
Next up is Willow, a corgi. Willow demands lots and lots of petting. And treats..... but she's a real bundle of love.
I had so much fun with these two pastels I decided to try my hand at Rosie using UArt's black paper. I'd bought some of the paper when it was released last fall, but hadn't had a chance to try it out. You can follow the progress of this pastel on my Instagram account. Here's a montage I posted when starting the painting.