Monday, September 26, 2011

Drop the Chalupa

Ginger Goes Boating  © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand
8 x 8  oil on board

Meet Ginger. Ginger is a cute little Chihuahua who lives next door to my sister, on a canal, in the sunshine state of Florida. She is the beloved little dog of Jack and Andy. My sister snapped this pic of Ginger as she not-so-patiently paces on top of the boat while she waits for Jack and Andy to board the boat and fire up the motor. She loves to stand at the stem of the boat as they cruise slowly through the canals on the way to the gulf. She stands proudly, knowing all neighborhood dogs are completely jealous of her. Yes, all the other canal dogs would love to wear a little life preserver and feel the air blowing through their fur. She is tiny, but she is bigger than life. I dare you not to smile!


  1. What a cutie!! Adorable story - love the vest too! Aren't you having fun!!

  2. Had to smile- love this one and can just see Ginger as you painted her and described her. Wonderful painting!

  3. Amy, Must have missed this one! Adorable! Love the simplified look, and easy style!