"BONES" is my mixed media art for "make something round." The three game pieces with the paws on them are the "round" part. This art is based on the quote next to the tree trunk: "If a dog's prayers were answered, bones would rain from the sky." And bones are certainly raining from the sky for this little dachshund.
The angel is a clipping of a very old angel painting and sits in the tree watching. A tiny bird hides in the branches and watches. The tree trunk is stamped with Love, Rejoice, Blessed and Believe. The Scrabble tiles spelling BONES represent the prayer being sent. The measuring tape at the bottom reminds us to ask "does a dog have faith in prayers?"
The model for the dog is a photograph of Oscar, who lives with my friends, Pam and Felix. Pam and I were enjoying a painting day together at my home when Oscar suddenly sat up and looked at Pam, knowing she had treats in her pocket. I snapped a photo of his "little prayer." When I found the dog quote, I knew I had to paint this piece.
Materials: canvas, acrylic paints, paper, wood, stamps, Staz On ink, Golden gel medium and E6000 glue.
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