Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistRD Riccoboni Platinum Member CollectionAnimals
Description Austrailian Cattle Dog Paddee Cakes in the Buttercups By RD Riccoboni acrylic on canvas 2006.A cute pet portrait by one of California's favorite artists. Paddee Cakes reclines in a sea of Buttercup flowers.To order an original portrait of your pet, please contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.orgRandy RD Riccoboni is an insightful, American born artist (California, 1960) influenced by a plethora of sights, sounds, colors, textures and emotion. This self-taught artist acquired his drive and inspiration from encouragement given him by family, friends and public school teachers. Riccobonis profound love for art and architecture are evidenced in his paintings, landscape and portrait masterpieces; art work that captures the essence of a persons spirit, the love given from animals as well as the beauty and intensity in his land and cityscapes.Austrailian Cattle Dog also know as, Australian Heeler, Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, Hall's Heeler, Queensland Heeler is a breed of herding dog developed in Australia for controlling cattle. It is a medium-sized dog with a lot of energy, intelligence and an independent streak.The precise origins of the 'Blue Heeler' are not known, but they appear to have been a distinct breed as early as 1897. It began when Smithfields were originally used in Australia for herding cattle. They were noisy and bit too hard, so they were bred with the Dingo, a wild dog prevalent in Australia. The resulting crosses were known as Timmins Biters, which were quieter, but still bit hard.Border Collies and Smooth-coated Collies, used for herding sheep, were then bred to the Dingo. In 1840, Thomas Hall bred a couple of Blue Smooth Highland Collies with dingoes and got the Halls Heeler. Then, in the 1870s Fred Davis bred some Bull Terrier into them to make the dogs more aggressive. These were relatively common as sporting and guard dogs in the late 19th and early 20th century.The resulting Cattle Dog was of a slightly heavi
RD Riccoboni, San Diego Member Since January 2007 Artist Statement RD Riccoboni® is an innovative American-born painter (California, 1960), and best-selling author. Influenced by his early years living in the Connecticut suburbs of New York City this self-taught artist, credits encouragement by family and teachers for his drive and inspiration. The artist resides and paints in San Diego, California.
RD Riccoboni paintings on canvas and paper depict his travels and local interest. Subjects include the story of San Diego, California, landscape, cityscape, portraiture, street-scenes, public events, and everyday happenings and friends. His palette is derived from the bold colors of the original rainbow flag. These Colors represent, sexuality, health, sunshine, nature, art, harmony, and spirit. RD Riccoboni internationally recognized work represents community, a sense of place in a positive and life affirming manner.
A fan of architecture RD Riccoboni is currently working on drawings and paintings of vanishing historic American buildings and landscape.
To learn and discover more about the award winning artist and his accomplishments visit his official website at http://riccoboni.com
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