This is a painting I worked on in January for a return client. I created a drawing of three of her dogs a year ago and since then the client rescued Socks. She wanted to include him in the portrait too and asked me to create an acrylic painting this time. The photos she gave me were excellent and it was a pleasure to create this painting. I worked in a wide landscape format of 30 x 90 cm, on stretched fine grain canvas. I used acrylic paints, working with only a few colours for harmony. The dogs are from left to right, Buster the collie, Holly the beagle, Casey the terrier and Socks the shorthaired pointer.
I took some photos of the progress and the finished painting.
I have just finished another dog portrait. It is of a terrier called Roxy. He is such a georgeous dog, now twelve years old. The client wanted to keep some of his colouring in the picture, so we settled on a tinted pencil portrait. Below is an image of the finished portrait. It is 8″ x 10″ (20x25cm) in size and I used HB, 2B and 4B graphite pencils by Staedtler and a selection of brown and sepia coloured pencils by Faber-Castell.
The portrait will now be mounted by my framers and it will be ready for posting in a couple of days, just in time for Christmas.
I will be starting a new dog portrait painting today. I will post images of the progress here.