Dog Painting Gone Bad

October 17 | 4 Comments

Bad to the Bone Memoir - Tiger DogI’m an artist.

I dabble in an impressionist style, but rather than using vibrant colors, I enjoy the use of an earth tone pallete instead. You could say I favor the color brown above all.

Sometimes my canvas is filled with heavy, oil painting type strokes. Other times it’s like a light watercolor coating. Regardless, the end result is a masterpiece worthy of the Louvre.

Inexplicably, my mother is not a fan of my painting. The subject matter is highly entertaining ranging from stick figures, to bigger stick figures to paw prints. Doesn’t matter, she hates my work.

That’s probably because my canvas is the floor, the carpet or the bed; and my paints are the Georgia red clay, thunderstorm puddles and best of all, the family poo from the back yard.

I am misunderstood. Alas, such is the life of an artist.

But hey, at least I don’t live in China. Check out this story of dog painting gone bad in the world’s most populous country.

The painted dogs in question were on display in Zhengzhou, in eastern China’s Henan Province, at what appears to have been a veritable festival of dog painting.

As well as the tiger-dog, there were a number of rather adorable fluffy panda-dogs being shown to the crowd.

Panda-dogs will be familiar to the long-term readers of this site, as one of their kind has featured before. We’ve also covered the extreme transformations that take place in America, in which dogs are not merely transformed into turtles, but into mutant ninja turtles.

Exactly why people are so keen on the trans-species decoration of their dogs is not especially clear, but the effort is appreciated. Except, perhaps, by the dogs.


4 Responses to “Dog Painting Gone Bad”

  1. ethan on October 31st, 2011 1:58 am
  2. Bonnie Weinhold on March 17th, 2012 3:42 pm

    I think he looks cute.  It’s better than dressing him in some restrictive article of clothing. Very creative!

  3. דוגסיטר on August 15th, 2012 11:02 am

    I think it can be a great new dog species! ;)

  4. Jon on October 13th, 2012 6:19 pm

    I really hope this doesn’t hurt them, as cute as it may seem.

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