ACRYLIC ON WOOD PANEL - 5" X 7" - (C) BRUCEDOCKER,2010 NFS
We got a rescue dog a couple of months ago, a Papillion (above). She is about 4 years old, probably used for breeding, a sad life with minimal human contact. With a lot of patience and training she is becoming a pretty good dog. She is still kind of spooky around some people, even me. She seems to be getting along with the Peke (below) but she doesn't really know how to play. She spent her life in a kennel but, you've seen paintings of the backyard, so you know it's an adventure for her every time she goes out to relieve herself. She will get better.
ACRYLIC ON WOOD PANEL - 5" X 7" - (C)BRUCEDOCKER,2010
I set this still life up outside in the sun on a fence to get really bold contrasts. They appeared to be climbing up and over a wall to get away. "Put a fence in front of these pears...and they'll climb it." The one in front is Steve McQueen.
Certainly over the years I have used pastels. But, I haven't worked with them to the extent that I have drawn with other media or painted, for that matter. So, I suppose I am still learning. It surprises me though, the relationship between painting and pastel drawing. I also notice that I am not as loose with these drawings as I am with my paintings. Uncertainty perhaps, but there is always gratification in learning.
OIL PASTEL DRAWING 5" X 7" ON 6.5" X 8.5" BLACK PAPER (C)BRUCEDOCKER,2010
Acrylic on wood panel - 5"x7" - (C)BruceDocker,2009
Unfortunately this subject leads to all kinds of annoying word play and I plan to abuse you with all that I can. This is an outside still life. I've only done a couple before, but it leads to interesting interpretations. SOLD