I have been working away on this portrait over the past week. It is almost finished, but I just wanted to post the first photo I took of the sketch. I am really loving working on this portrait. Well, besides the fact that I have my own chocolate lab, I just love the reference photo. Bobby looks so majestic here, and I want to capture this in the painting. The background I am using is from another reference photo the client provided me with, and it is a field where Bobby’s is often walked. The painting is 30 x 40 cm in size and I am hoping to finish it tomorrow.