This last day of 2010, I’d like to thank all of you who have followed my blog and supported me and my work throughout the year. I appreciate you more than you can possibly know.
Since Christmas has passed, I can now share a painting which was commissioned for a Christmas gift. This is a little Westie named Morgan. He’s an old dog (14, if I remember correctly) and I had the opportunity to meet him once during the painting process. I hope I was able to capture his sweet personality in his portrait.
White dogs are challenging to paint, particularly when they have long, wavy fur. Despite this challenge, I really enjoyed painting Morgan. I absolutely loved his over-the-shoulder pose. I chose a square format, which I thought complimented the pose, and made it slightly larger than life to make it more contemporary. I was very pleased with the results!
15 x 15”
Soft Pastel on Suede Matboard
I wish all of you good health, happiness, and prosperity in 2011!