Artist: DB Reisen
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
"My life has always centered around animals. So has my art. I own a sheep farm and make everything from dryer wool balls to yarn, hats, gloves and scarves," says Chattanooga's DB Reisen. "This is a dog portrait that I painted from the owner's photo. I love painting dogs. I paint the eyes first, and by the end, I have a relationship with the dog. I pay tribute to the qualities of dogs and their loyalty."
To see more of Reisen's work, which includes animal and nature paintings as well as her home-spun goods, visit bopeepsblacksheep.com.