Pearl of the Oriental
Oil on Gesso board
12" x 16"

Pearl is a glamorous platinum-blonde, dark-eyed long-haired Mini Dachshund who lives in Camden, Maine. Her pose on this
Oriental rug caught my eye ... I am drawn to compositions with strong diagonals. This picture is full of diagonals — the rug’s borders, the swirling patterns and Pearl herself — leading the eye around the painting. Even though the palette is very limited, the colors are quite rich, and were achieved with many successive glazes. The painting is set off with an antique frame hand-painted with matching colors ... black, mocha, ecru and cranberry, with gold leaf accents.