DOGS

"After a number of years painting the nostalgic Kodachrome/slide based images, I just wanted to paint the joyful subject of dogs, and use bigger brushes again.

 

"The series started with big brushes on canvas. But I soon moved back to 000 brushes when I decided to paint on maple boards, using the boards as part of the work. All my paintings had been based on photos that were in focus with sharp edges, until I painted greyhound Skylar, from photos with a shallow depth of field. These paintings reawakened my interest in the expressions of form and colour transitions in blurred images."

Oil painting of greyhound 'Basil' by Joanna Poulson

Basil Oil on maple 25.5x20cm, 2018

Oil painting of greyhound 'Gracie' by Joanna Poulson

Upside down Gracie Oil on maple 25.5x20cm, 2018

Oil Painting of greyhounds Basil and Gracie 'Party Pups' by Joanna Poulson

Party Pups Oil on maple 20x20cm, 2018

Oil painting of small dog at the edge of the water on the beach 'Gone Fishing, Caught a Ruby' by Joa

Gone Fishing, caught a Ruby! Oil on maple 28x35.5cm, 2017

Oil painting of two small dogs greeting a horse through a fence 'Don't worry Paddy, I'll protect us'

Don't worry Paddy, I'll protect us Oil on maple 35.5x28cm, 2017

Oil painting of a small black and white dog paying with a large black labrador 'Rosie & Paddy, Chase

Rosie & Paddy, chasey #1 Oil on maple 15.5 x 15.5 cm, 2017

Oil painting of a small black and white dog running on grass 'Rosie & Paddy, chasey 3' by Joanna Pou

Rosie & Paddy, chasey #3 Oil on maple 15.5 x 15.5 cm, 2017

Oil painting of small white dog and black labrador playing on grass 'Sally & Jeff, play with me 4' b

Sally & Jeff, play with me #4 Oil on maple, framed 12.5 x 18 cm, 2017

Oil painting of small white dog and black labrador playing on grass 'Sally & Jeff, play with me 5' b

Sally & Jeff, play with me#5 Oil on maple, framed 12.5 x 18 cm, 2017

Oil painting of two small dogs on a walk, seen from overhead 'Noah & Sally' by Joanna Poulson

Noah & Sally Oil on canvas 91x91cm, 2017

A pair of oil paintings of friendly dogs, one on each side of a fence 'Neighbours' by Joanna Poulson

Neighbours Oil on canvas, Diptych, 40x40cm canvas, 2017

Oil painting of small auburn dog, face peeking out of many blankets 'Snug as a Bug' by Joanna Poulso

Snug as a bug Oil on maple, framed 30.5x30.5cm, 2017

Oil painting of a man and woman holding a small dog by the seaside 'Eileen, Mark & Benji' by Joanna

Eileen, Mark & Benji Oil on maple 25.5x20cm, 2017

Oil painting of people walking dogs along a path by the seaside, seen from behind 'Can't we stay at

Can't we stay at the beach? Oil on maple 25.5 x 20cm, 2017

A pair of paintings showing a small white dog looking at a large brown horse 'Funny Looking Big Dog'

Funny looking big dog Oil on maple Diptych, each panel 28x35.5cm, 2017

Oil painting of black dog running joyfully on grass 'Rosie & Paddy, Chasey 2' by Joanna Poulson

Rosie & Paddy, chasey #2 Oil on maple 15.5 x 15.5 cm, 2017

Oil painting of a black Labrador obscuring the head of a man who is lying behind, 'Half Man Half Jef

Half Man Half Jeff Oil on maple 15.5x15.5cm, 2017

Pair of oil paintings showing two small dogs looking up eagerly for a treat 'Who Wants a Bickie?' by

Who wants a bickie? Oil on canvas, Diptych 50x50 cm each canvas, 2017

Oil painting of a white greyhound, close up on face 'Skylar' by Joanna Poulson

Skylar Oil on maple, framed 20x20 cm, 2017

Oil Painting of a white greyhound, lying down wearing a red and white stripey t-shirt, 'Stripey Skyl

Stripey Skylar, framed Oil on maple 30.5x30.5cm, 2017

Oil painting of two dogs looking longingly at the edge of a meal table, 'I hear she does great antip

I hear she does great antipasto Oil on maple 15.5x15.5cm, 2017

Oil painting of a Golden Labrador 'Ruddy-Per-Tuddy' by Joanna Poulson

Ruddy-Per-Tuddy Oil on maple, framed 30.5x30.5cm, 2017

Oil painting of a small black and white dog on a red lead with shadow, 'Walkies With Paddy' by Joann

Walkies with Paddy Oil on maple 25.5x20cm, 2017

Oil painting of two small dogs on a blue background 'Tippy is it safe to look now?' by Joanna Poulso

Tippy is it safe to look now? Oil on maple, framed 15.5x15.5cm, 2017

Oil painting of a black dog on a yellow and orange pedestal and a pink background, 'Rosie on pedesta

Rosie on pedestal Oil on maple, framed 20x20cm, 2017

Oil painting of a German Shorthaired Pointer dog on a pink and orange pedestal and yellow background

Pepper on pedestal Oil on maple, framed 20x20cm, 2017

Oil painting of small white dog and large black dog playing on grass, 'Sally & Jeff, Play With Me 1'

Sally & Jeff, Play with me #1 Oil on maple, framed 12.5 x 18 cm, 2017

Oil painting of small white dog and large black dog on grass, 'Sally & Jeff, Play with me 2' by Joan

Sally & Jeff, play with me #2 Oil on maple, framed 12.5 x 18 cm 2017

Oil painting of large black dog and small white dog on grass, 'Sally & Jeff, Play with me 3' by Joan

Sally & Jeff, play with me #3 Oil on maple, framed 12.5 x 18 cm, 2017

Oil painting of three dogs on maple board 'Three's a Party' by Joanna Poulson

Three's a party - #1 Oil on maple 15.5 x 15.5 cm, 2017

Oil painting of three dogs playing 'Three's a Party 2' by Joanna Poulson

Three's a party - #2 Oil on maple 15.5 x 15.5 cm, 2017

Oil painting of three dogs playing 'Three's a Party 3' by Joanna Poulson

Three's a party - #3 Oil on maple 15.5 x 15.5 cm, 2017

Oil painting of brown and white dog peering over a hedge 'Hello Baily' by Joanna Poulson

Hello Baily Oil on canvas 50x50cm, 2016