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Basket of Bostons
Bobby & Louis
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These are 3 Christmas balls I painted of my daughter's Boston Terriers. The one on the back right is Arista who has passed on and the male in the front is Sam. The young one in the upper left is Dee Dee, her one year old girl.

These were my second attempt at painting frosted Christmas balls. They are difficult to draw and paint on because they are quite small and convex which distorts the image, making it hard to render an accurate likeness. The frostiness sucks the paint and shows every stroke in an unflattering way. Blending is impossible and the camera is unforgiving letting the red ball show through. The ears appear flat but are quite large when the ball is viewed from a higher vantage point. However, I couldn't resist the challenge and I felt I got better with each attempt.

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