Psychic Leash

Psychic Leash

Oil on Canvas, 12″ x 12″
Personal Collection

This isn’t really a commission but it is an example of work typical of my animal portraits. This was partly an exercise in using edges to focus attention. I kept the sharpest edges and the most detail in the area of the head and went softer and more abstract away from that area. The title, Psychic Leash, comes from a private joke between my wife and I – about how I allowed Bailey to wander much farther afield when she was off-leash than my wife was comfortable with. I had a longer psychic leash. That phrase has taken on another meaning now that Bailey is gone.