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Dog Days and Cat Tales

November 22, 2008

A friend (my former employer, and I think one of my biggest supporters), Holly, commissioned me to paint these chairs for her.  She gave me complete artistic license. The first one, Dog Days, was for her husband.  He is a contractor and has a black lab so I incorporated those themes with the houses, sleeping dog, and dog bone on the back.  The second chair, Cat Tales, was for Holly.  At the time she had 3 cats so added them across the top peeking out from the bushes: Elsie, Chester, and Woody.  Unfortunately, little Woody cat passed away only a week after I gave Holly her chair.  I incorporated cats on the front legs as well as a representation of the four seasons.  I also continued the house theme from the Dog chair because Holly is a Real Estate Broker so the design was applicable across the board.  I tried to keep the colors and style similar to the first one.

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