When Mitsy (my mother-in-law's dog) passed away, I made this collage-painting as a loving tribute to a special member of the family. She was the happiest dachshund I've ever met.
She loved being on your lap and never stopped licking your hands! Her fur, which was incredibly soft and smooth, had rich tones of sienna brown and hints of golden ocher.
I sewed together some random pieces of Japanese vintage paper.
Then, I cut out a square. This would later become the "quilted" background.
I used Ranger's Sticky-back Canvas and painted Mitzy's features using acrylic paint, one layer at a time.
Finally, I adhered everything with a generous coat of gel medium onto canvas.
RIP, Mitsy. You will be forever loved.