This vivid, acrylic painting shows a child’s love of a dog. The dog is larger than life and probably is a St Bernard that can grow to 90 cm in height. Here it places its paw to connect with the girl’s hand. They speak to each other and confirm their friendship and love for each other.
Fresh, bright green, yellow-green, purple and blue colours harmonise well. The central, yellow-green section provides the painting with bright energy, and as it transitions to a darker background, visual depth is created. This bright section also silhouettes the two subjects.
The good friends’ bodies are well placed on the canvas. This painting tells a love story, and the mood of tenderness is understood by most people.
Acrylic on Masonite, date unknown. (Cleaned and framed.)