Dee & Ed's kitchen window with the Black Mouth Cur & Visla triptych!

Dee & Ed’s kitchen window with the Black Mouth Cur & Vizsla triptych!

Black Mouth Cur & Visla

Scout is definitely a Black Mouth Cur; Fiver, one of a litter of 16 Black Mouth Curs, was the only pup with no black mouth or underbelly. The breeder said that a grandparent was a Vizsla, which is probably why she seems more Vizsla-like than Black Mouth Cur. None of which really matters as the owners, Dee & Ed, adore both dogs. They recently bought a house in San Rafael, California and Dee sent me a photo of her kitchen window. “Wouldn’t it be nice to have one of your 6×8″ acrylic on wood paintings here? Preferably blue to match the fence outside?” she asked.  Somehow I was attracted to 3 photos she had posted of her two dogs and thought they would make a great little triptych rather than just the one. Also, the colors I would use would blend in better with the kitchen itself rather than the outside fence.  Two of the actual photos themselves were not good, so I took the best bits of them and together with the one of the two of them with their backs to the viewer, made them into the triptych I had in mind. The photo here of their kitchen shows them hung. We were all happy with the results! Dee & Ed are great friends: we first met them here in Antigua when they rented our apartment nearly 10 years ago, and Ed came sailing with us in the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. The next time he sailed with us, we asked him to prepare the crew’s food. He is a brilliant chef by profession (currently working at Perry’s Inverness Grocery at West Marin). Dee is also a dab hand in the kitchen but spends most of her time running and managing Angel Island and other outlets belonging to the same company. They love Antigua and if & when I make it to San Rafael, I am to paint a mural on the blue fence to remind them of the beautiful island!  We look forward to their next visit here in Antigua… and to sampling more of Ed’s delicious food!

Visla (Black Mouth Cur?) Fiver

Vizsla (Black Mouth Cur?) Fiver

Scout & Fiver

Scout & Fiver

Black Mouth Cur Scout

Black Mouth Cur Scout