Friday, 16 October 2015

All Attention (2)

Miniature Schnauzer oil painting
Someone has lent me a book, recently, about body language and interpretation techniques. It occurred to me, reading it, that none of it ought to be a surprise to anyone who owns a dog. Dogs only have body language to communicate. It must be acknowledged that Miniature Schnauzers also have a wide, loud and expressive vocal range, but it is hard to imagine they are actually saying anything much beyond "look at me".
Unlike yesterday's Sheltie, they do not "do" elegance and dignity. They are direct and they are very comical.
I just love the expressive variety you get from something so simple as sitting attentively.
Painted in two passes using only black, orange and white (apart from the tongue).