Oscar & Felix. Acrylic on canvas panel. 16×12” 40.5×30.5cm
This painting is of my neighbour’s dogs, father Oscar (on the right) and son Felix.
Oscar was a very adventurous dog and sometimes turned up unexpectedly in our garden. We could not figure out how he got in until one day, his owner saw him climbing a tree next to the fence and creeping along a branch that leaned over into our yard. Sadly Oscar died recently at the ripe old age of 14. He is sorely missed and his portrait, together with his son, hangs above an old photograph of the owner’s parents.