Say hello to PB&K the latest addition to the Dog Toys series, although it might be more appropriate to start a new sub-category called “Cheeky Still Life”.
The Kong was done with a painting knife to give it the subtle texture of a well worn, go-to Fido favorite. As any dog lover would attest, especially the big chewers, a peanut butter stuffed Kong is a great source of entertainment… and protein. Even the most hearty chewers have trouble putting a dent in one of these rubber wonders, but they do lose their sheen and get a roughed up look over time. By contrast, the (creamy) peanut butter and the remainder of the composition is all impasto-free brushwork.
Ultimately, the intent of the composition is to make every dog parent look, nod, and laugh at the reality of what we’re all willing to do for our lovable canine companions.
- Oil on canvas paper, 8″x10″
- Palette knife and an array of brushes (rounds and flats)
- Key colors
- Peanut Butter – Yellow Ochre, Naples Yellow
- Kong – Ivory Black + Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna + Ultramarine Blue
Love the peanut butter jar!
Thanks Eric! I was very excited about the pb jar, too. Thanks for the feedback.
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Excellent work, Bern!