Charlie with Tennis Ball on Blue Blanket

Derek Alvarez, Charlie with Tennis Ball on Blue Blanket, 17″ x 22″, Oil and Acrylic on canvas, 2012

Monique and I have been missing our little Chihuahua/Dachshund mix dog, Charlie Parker (we left him with Monique’s Dad since we moved to Albania)… so I painted this from a photo we took a couple years earlier. I originally planned on an entirely different color scheme, but I liked this one so much that I decided to call it good and I will paint a different version with a different color scheme later. It practically glows at night with a light on it!

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  1. really incredible work!! Excellent use of color

    • Derek Alvarez says:

      Thanks Greg, That’s why I had to stop… I figured I nailed the colors so why go on further


  1. […] Charlie, except this time I did it on the iPad. I decided to lighten up the colors compared to my last version. I had a lot of fun doing the blanket, with all the squiggly brushstrokes. Charlie is the cutest, […]

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