Panda, Sally & Cashew

Panda (by Carin Steen)
Panda, acrylics on watercolour paper, 70 x 55cm, 2016

Cashew (by Carin Steen)
Cashew ("A New Hope"), acrylics on watercolour paper, 34 x 39cm, 2016

Sally (by Carin Steen)
Sally, acrylics on watercolour paper, 10 x 15cm, 2018

Panda, Sally and Cashew are my dear friend Linda’s dogs, the driving force behind Unidos para los Animales.  Love those three, although unfortunately Sally left us last year, for greener pastures with an endless supply of squirrels!

Panda at the beach was a painting I made in 2016. In the background (in the sky) I wrote in fine white letters the names of all the puppies that had been rescued by Unidos para los Animales. I think it was 185 names at the time…

I painted Cashew’s portrait as part of my art show Going to the Dogs in 2017. Star Wars fans might recognize the buildings peeping out over the jungle, as the planet Yavin, actually the archaeological site of Tikal, Guatemala. Cashew wears a pendant in the shape of R2D2. The painting is titled A New Hope…

Sally’s portrait has, of course, a background of squirrels.