16" x 20"
“The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment” — Robert Falcon Scott
I am not a dog person, actually I am not a pet person. I love and appreciate animals, just not in my own personal space.
This is my first dog portrait because a friend asked me to do this as a Christmas gift to her sister. I found it more challenging than a person portrait as I am not as familiar with dog anatomy. The reference photos were not clear as Lorraine could not ask her sister for photos for fear of raising suspicion.
I loved the process albeit challenging at times, especially since it was ordered with realistic colours. Fortunately I was asked for some colour abstraction at the end. I could do that 🙂
I was very happy when she was happy with the portrait because “it portrays the personalities and relationships of these three dogs.”
Mission accomplished, I might just get to a place where I enjoy pet portraits.
Painted: November 2021
Original in private collection.
- Acrylic on stretched canvas