Any dog can be a saly dog if he or she's been out on the water long enough, And this Portuguese Water Dog certainly qualifies.
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.
A salty dog is related to a greyhound. In some recipes, the only difference between a salty dog and a greyhound is salt! But sometimes, a greyhound can be made with vodka, while this one is made with gin!
This painting comes framed. Contact the artist if you would like to see a picture of this painting framed.
My Etsy shop has cards and prints of this painting.