“National Purebred Dog Day” – Entry in National Purebred Dog Day Fine Art/Poster Competition 2022

Title: “National Purebred Dog Day”

Artist: Ann Huey

Medium:  Acrylic on board

Size: 24″ x 18″ x 1.5″

Price:  $1,800.00 Contact National Purebred Dog Day to inquire about purchasing this piece.

Artist’s Thoughts:I wanted to find an interesting way to incorporate a lot of different kinds of dogs into an eye-catching graphic design. I thought about having the dogs all piled into a dog bowl, like kibble. I thought about a dog food can. I kept coming back to the dog collar idea and especially one that was heart-shaped. I wanted all the dogs to intermingle, kind of like puzzle pieces. Because this was a big dog tag on a big dog collar, I thought it should hang around the neck of a big dog. And it should be standing in some grass and flowers, which added some color. I wanted the design to look like the finished poster, so I added the text. I think the dogs are playful, but also realistic enough. I painted on a primed board with acrylic paint.


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