Allison Sommers - Rotty Dog: A Study


12"x12", gouache with mixed media on paper

I found a scrawled note amongst the papers: 

“Rotty Dog (partial)
(canis lupus gelatinous)
Small in stature, or perhaps large enough for [illegible]
Likely found in and around ponds, marshes, &c.  
Keening cry punctuated by yawps and deep-throated articulations of ?
A diet comprised mostly of crab and crab-like or crab-resembling animals
Domestication status unknown, although some efforts to befriend have not resulted in violence
Weeping sores?”