In October 2014, the Field Spaniel National was held in West Springfield, Mass. I was honored to do some trophies for the show, for Best of Breed, Best of Opposite, Best of Winners, and some of the others. I chose to do my painted china plates, and a few canisters. Below you will see most of what was offered for prizes. I used the four main colors of Field Spaniels for subjects on my painted china. The subject on the Back To The Future Sweepstakes prize was the scene of the two dogs from the logo. Where I could, I added a little touch of gold paint for accents to make the painted china pieces a little more special.
This is the first of many plates that I’ve painted with a Pointer theme. It was the beginning of my new venture into painting on china, for dog show trophies or for gifts. The painted china plate below, and the dog shown, belongs to Laura Salvatore.
Another breed for the painted china plates, here is a Kerry Blue Terrier in a coastal Ireland scene, with sheep in the background. I will be doing some more painted china for a Kerry Blue Terrier club next spring for their national. The china that was supplied to me is Royal Doulton. This plate is a salad size piece.