Thursday, March 3, 2011

"Mr. Snuffles" the Sadly Blue Basset Hound

He's big and he's blue. He's a teary-eyed personification of that Elvis tune "You Ain't Nothin' But A Hound Dog (Cryin' All The Time)"  This was a fun project and I learned more about fiberglass than I thought I would ever need or want to know. "Mr Snuffles" is one of many artist-decorated fiberglass dogs and cats that will be auctioned to the highest bidder at an event to help raise needed funds for OFSA (Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals) a no-kill shelter in Beaverton, Oregon.
I was pleased with how this "critter" turned out. My only disappointment was not being able to affix the blue suede shoes onto the doggie's big fat fiberglass feet. The vest is a type of suede and I think the color is pretty against the doggie's blue body. (The vest is a dusty rose kinda color --- it may not show true to hue on the web but enough to give some idea of what the effect was..) The vest material co-operated and I was able to glue it into place. Then I added faux buttons to the vest back and music notes to the sides. The paint is artist's quality acrylic and sealed with a clear acrylic varnish in a mat finish (low gloss.)

                                   Such sad eyes!
But he won't be so lonely and blue for long!
On Saturday, March 5th this life-sized hound dog
will go home with the highest bidder
and helping to raise funds
for OFSA.
When I get the rest of my photos sorted, I'll post a couple more views. What a cutie!

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful, sad dog, Carol. You are so talented, it's amazing.
    It will be a great purchase for the new owner on the auction. I'd like to know more about the cause, so I'll google that. Good luck tomorrow!