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Home At Last by artbyakiko


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Acrylic painting of a greyhound dog (8 × 10 inches).
50% of the proceeds from the sale of this image will go to Pets In Need.


akiko, animal, artbyakiko, canine, dog, greyhound, original, whippet


  • moguesy
    moguesyabout 6 years ago

    nice composition and brushwork! it’s rare to see good paintings like this :)

  • moguesy, thanks for your wonderful comments! :)

    – artbyakiko

  • rdshaw
    rdshawabout 6 years ago

    You’ve done a wonderful job capturing the emotion and expression of the dog – very nice!

  • Thank you rdshaw!

    – artbyakiko

  • Leanna Lomanski
    Leanna Lomanskialmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful composition and wonderful work!

  • Leanna, thank you for your wonderful comment!

    – artbyakiko

  • darkestartist
    darkestartistalmost 6 years ago

    this just breaks my heart. wonderful work!

  • Thank you darkestartist!
    The dog’s racing name is Smoke Ring and foster name Ripley. He did find a forever home.

    – artbyakiko

  • darkestartist
    darkestartistalmost 6 years ago

    I am so glad to hear that, akiko…planning to adopt a dog myself but likely not this breed. you did him justice, though, such a beautiful and graceful animal.

  • purplerose
    purplerosealmost 6 years ago

    Great work.

  • Thank you Jerrica!

    – artbyakiko

  • Shelley Heath
    Shelley Heathalmost 6 years ago

    Brilliant painting, captured the emotion perfectly. Love greyhounds as my parents have an adopted brindle greyhound.

  • Thank you Shelley! I love them too.

    – artbyakiko

  • CMCphotoart
    CMCphotoartalmost 6 years ago

    This image touched my heart, Akiko. I advocate for the welfare of ex-racers and their adoption. I shared my life with two majestic Gazelle Hounds (aka Salukis, kin to the Greyhound) and knew from very close the delicate and kind temperament of these gentle giants.

    Ripley’s facial expressiveness is truly moving. Wishing him a much deserved life full of comfort and love.

  • Thank you Carmen. I have painted a number of greyhound dogs to help them find forever homes. Those that end up in these shelters are the lucky ones. I hope to see one day dog racing banned for good in all nations.

    – artbyakiko

  • CMCphotoart
    CMCphotoartalmost 6 years ago

    In appreciation to your aid to pets in need through your supported charity.

  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallaceover 5 years ago

    Ooooh, be still my heart. I do believe you have capture the very soul of this beautiful rescued Greyhound.. Your work is very sensitive and you truly have a special gift.

  • Thank you so much Marjorie!!

    – artbyakiko

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