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A Spoiled Little Dog, original miniature portrait in vintage frame

A Spoiled Little Dog, original miniature portrait in vintage frame

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Miniature Portraits 5 : “A Spoiled Little Dog”

Something I didn’t really notice as an 8-year-old watching The Muppet Show in the 80s, was that there were not many female characters. There was Janice, but she always made me feel a bit uncomfortable… maybe it was because she seemed a bit spacey and not that clever? And Camilla was… a chicken. But then there was Miss Piggy! 

Now. Miss Piggy was spoiled and horrible a lot of time. But you’ve got to admit that she was a pretty fantastic entertainer. She had confidence, style, class. She could sing, dance and act. She was a knockout… literally, sometimes she would knock her coworkers out! But she had a soft side and was loveable particularly in those moments. 

After painting Piggy's portrait(s), she insisted I paint a portrait of her dog Foo-Foo as well. Who is also incredibly spoiled and fabulous.  

Art Process : This was originally a vintage print on wood of famous Italian art. The backing was coming off and hanging ribbon and ring was a bit yucky and needed replacing. I pried out the wood panel (which had been glued in), sanded and primed the surface. After drawing and painting studies, I painted the miniature on this wood surface. Once fully dried I coated it with several layers of matte varnish to protect the artwork. Then I carefully shaved down the edges of the  the art needed to be trimmed down to fit it back in the frame. Once glued back in, I added a new ribbon & ring so it can be displayed on the wall. And finally added a new patterned back to seal it all in. 

Miniature painting in acrylic on reclaimed wood in 11 x 12.5 cm vintage gold resin frame. Ready for wall display. 

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