Artwork / Friend Request / Mya

little black dog acrylic painting by pet artist Gwenn Seemel
Gwenn Seemel
Mya
2022
acrylic on paper
6 x 4 inches

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Mya is one of two black dogs in this series, and both she and Meg are painted on a red background. Normally, I wouldn’t want them to be so matchy-matchy, but both their people, Cindy and Sue, love red. Plus, it’s an artifact of the way this series was built. Unlike with this collection of portraits which I planned out as a full series before I ever got my brushes out, I started painting Friend Request before I’d even met all the subjects for the series.

You can watch the making of Mya’s portrait.