Think about it. Dogs embody many of the same qualities we love and admire in well-executed paintings: beauty, whimsy, tenderness, depth, complexity, spontaneity, feistiness, soul, a knack for engaging our deeper emotions.
So, whether they're straining on a leash or hanging on a wall, we find them -- dogs and paintings -- engaging, entertaining, comforting, stimulating, and a source of continual pleasure.
Here, displayed as prominently as our inventory of paintings, are some of the dogs who have browsed the gallery in recent weeks. We'll update this page often. We'll also post them on Instagram, #alpersgallerydogoftheday.
We keep a bowl of fresh water out front, a stash of crunchy treats at hand, and a soft spot for pooches of all kinds: puppies, grey-muzzled old-timers, designer breeds, rescues, pedigreed champions, and charmers of indeterminate lineage.
Click on any thumbnail to see that dog's name, age, and breed.