This is an acrylic painting of Milo, the lovely small jack russell dog. The painting is 30 x 25 cm in size and it was commissioned as a Christmas present.

‘Milo’ the Jack Russell dog, 30 x 25 cm acrylic on stretched canvas

I worked with acrylics on stretched canvas. The client was very happy with the painting when he collected it a few days before Christmas. I worked from a few photos, one for the pose which I have included below. The client, Jack, wanted a simple shaded background and I kept it within the cooler hues to work with the blue of Milo’s harness. Jack was very keen to include the body harness as Milo always wears it.

Close Up of Milo’s portrait

I love the intense stare and I wanted to accentuate it in the portrait and the simple background helped this. I hope you all like it. I am including some ‘work in progress’ photos and a close up too.