Oil painting - Brown dog
A dog with a human soul
“Brown dog” by one of the most popular fine art artists of nowadays, Leonid Afremov, is a cute cheerful picture painted in predominantly warm colors that depicts a dog of an unknown breed in a distinguished Impasto manner. We don’t know anything about this dog, whether it lives at Afremov’s, his relatives or friends or simply caught his eye somewhere in the park. The animal has a nice, friendly-looking face with smart yet somewhat sad eyes suggesting this is a rather mature, wise dog that has seen a lot in its lifetime. It’s hard to determine the gender, although the rough muzzle lines most likely belong to a male.
We’re used to seeing portraits of beauties and legendary figures, but what about… a portrait of a dog? Animals have emotions too and interact with the world in their own peculiar way. Each dog has a unique character and personality, and we can clearly see it on this adorable painting.
Color and texture
Using multiple layers of crude strokes, Afremov was capable to reproduce not only the finest shades of the coat pattern, but also the very texture of the dog’s hair. It looks like a living being ready to come down from the painting and wag its tail. Note that the more neatly arranged strokes used to paint the dog interplay with a randomly speckled background presumably representing motley autumn leafage against the evening sky. The presence of cold blue and green shades creates a pleasant contrast with brown, red and yellow tints of the dog’s coat, while the white color serves as a universal palette base.
Where can you use this painting?
This sample will fit nicely into multiple scenarios, such as:
- Decorating your living room.
- Complementing animal-themed sets.
- Hanging it in the nursery.
- Using it anywhere if you simply love dogs!
Add more color, life and style to your home décor with this cute and friendly representative of the city fauna that will give you positive emotions even though it’s just a combination of canvas and oil paints!