15×20 watercolor, watercolor pencils, Inktense and pastel on rough 140# watercolor paper. Original available.

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The pug is a toy dog with a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and curled tail. The breed has a fine, glossy coat that comes in a variety of colors and a compact square body with well-developed muscle. They have been described as multum in parvo (“much in little”), referring to the pug’s personality and small size. Known in ancient China as lo-sze, pugs may have been responsible for the English Bulldog, the modern Pekingese and the King Charles spaniel. They have Chinese origins, but were popularized in Western Europe by the House of Orange of the Netherlands, and the House of Stuart of England, Ireland and Scotland.
Pugs can suffer from a variety of health issues, including overheating, obesity and pharyngeal reflex. Two fatal conditions, necrotizing meningoencephalitis and hemivertebrae, are particular concerns for the breed. Care must be taken to clean the ears and the facial skin folds of these dogs (info from Wikipedia).

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  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    02-21-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    I’ve never owned one, but it appears that people who have fall in love with the breed. Excellent art Barbara.

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 1 year ago

    these are beauties liz

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 1 year ago


    Wonderful work !!! Bravo!!!
    Your host, Deb
    FEBRUARY 23, 2013

  • Matt Mawson
    Matt Mawsonover 1 year ago

  • Ginny York
    Ginny York12 months ago

    Beautiful artwork….as always! ;))

  • Ginny York
    Ginny York9 months ago


    Congratulations Barb!

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  • Keala
    Kealaabout 21 hours ago


    This is beautiful work Barb!

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    Kealaabout 19 hours ago

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