Animal Friends Portraits, animal art by S. Jordan
Highland Fuzz
2016
Acrylics
7 x 9
This painting is part of my Animal Spirit series. Spirits can be ghosts or the liquid containing ethanol and water that is distilled. Animal spirits can be guides to understanding personality or the future. Or, in this case, Animal Spirits are drinks associated with an animal, feathered, finned, scaled, or furred.

In this painting, I paired West Highland Terriers with a highland fuzz. West Highland Terriers originated in Scotland. One story says that the white coat began being bred after a colonel’s favorite brown terrier was mistaken for prey and shot. And, this drink too (a take on the fizz) also had adaptations. A traditional fizz has gin, sugar, lemon juice, and carbonated water. Substitute rum for gin, add Drambuie and ginger beer and you have a highland fizz.

My Etsy shop has cards and prints of this painting.
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