Dino
acrylic airbrush
on canvas
40" x 40"
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The starting point was a
snapshot of a very
disgruntled Dino being
given a bath in a sink.  The
photo was just a few
inches square, and it was
great fun to blow it up to
such a large scale.  It
seemed a bit startling to
see the green eyes from
the flash bulb rendered
this large, but of course
they had to stay!

This piece was the blue
ribbon winner in the
painting division of the fine
arts display at the Santa
Clara County Fair.  (Dino
was not amused.)
© Ron Orpitelli 1980