Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Head Honcho


8x8" oil on canvas, SOLD

Sometimes it’s nearly impossible to fully explain where the inspiration comes from. I mean…I can explain it but I don’t think you’ll believe it. (However, those of you that are long-time readers of this blog may have no problem believing me.) While sitting at ArtWalk in the blistering heat watching the waves of people roll by, we noticed this guy walking three terribly hot, identical white Chihuahuas. They were all hooked together and when one went left—they all went left. No choice. It seemed really funny at the time (or maybe it was the heat getting to me). But as the man got a bit closer and turned to look at one of my paintings we noticed that he had a fourth Chihuahua riding high on his shoulders. Like the precious little prince. He looked a pretty nervous. But my guess is that it wasn’t the height that had him worried but the thought of the ass-whoopin’ he had coming from the other three hooked together, over-heated, pissed-off Chihuahuas.

6 comments:

Sue J said...

When I was a kid there was a man who lived at the end of our street with four pekinese dogs that he used to walk. They all had separate leashes and fanned out in front of him. We called him Ben Hur. He was a very unpleasant man as I recall and didn't like kids much. We didn't like his dogs either.

Brenda said...

Too funny! People get a little quirky about their dogs...

Helen Read said...

so funny! I love your explanation.
Also, love the painting. It is always so much fun to visit your blog! :-D

Brenda said...

Thank you, Helen! Glad you keep comin' back!

Holly Van Hart said...

funny story, wonderful painting!

Brenda said...

Thanks, Holly! Glad you stop by my gallery!