I have this “thing” for yellow dogs. Have you ever noticed how artists choose the color yellow more than any other color when drawing a dog? I noticed that phenomenon almost twenty years ago and tried to figure out the reason.
I think it’s because deep in their heart of hearts, every dog is yellow. Not yellow as in cowardly…but yellow as in the color of light and joy and happiness. Those attributes define the true essence of dogs.
About half a dozen years ago, I started painting yellow dogs to celebrate those attributes and all the lovable imperfections of our best friends. The outcome was my yelodoggie character, Floyd.
Like all dogs, Floyd has his origins in Canis Lupis (the wolf), but my yelodoggie is more of a Canis Whateveris who gets himself in all sorts of jams.
I paint when the spirit moves me.
Over the past week, I’ve been painting Floyd in various scenes and listing the paintings for sale in my etsy shop. Each painting is created in watercolor and acrylic. They are postcard size and matted to a standard 8 x 10. They are extremely affordable, and the sales help me feed and clothe the five living breathing rescue dogs who currently share my home. Take a peek why don’t you? I’ll bet they will make you smile.
The following artists are the creators and owners of the yellow cartoon dogs shown at the top of this post:
Odie – Jim Davis\Marmaduke – Brad Anderson\Pluto – Walt Disney\Underdog – Joe Harris\Hong Kong Phooey – Hanna Barbera\Grimmy – Mike Peters\CatDog – Peter Hannan\Spike – Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo & Paul Germain