With two small items of personal value, ( our grandson's toy car & one of our border collie dog ornaments ) the highlighted composition creates shadows and drama in this still life painting. The shadows lead you into this image of the dog placed upside down on a coloured background.
Then there's the blue car!
The question is... " Has the dog been hit by the car which is leaving the scene, the driver knowing or not knowing what's happened, OR, is the dog just happy to see the familiar vehicle ? "
Engage the viewer was the directive !
I have decided to call this 75 cm square oil painting " Dog Dilemma. "