This is a memorial portrait of Charlie who sadly passed away a few weeks ago. it was quite a large picture at 15x18 and I was very pleased with the finished result, as was my client. The photo that I worked from was of Charlie after he had been for a dip in the sea. This is the first time I've drawn 'wet look' fur.
Peggy was one of my 'secret' commissions. She was given as a gift last week and now has pride of place on the lounge wall in her new home. I loved the angle of this piece, looking slightly up at the subject, which worked well.
This is the second portrait I have completed for this client. The first also being a Springer called Digby who was Black and White. Another 'secret' birthday commission.
Dacha was the winner of the Buxton pet show 2010 and I donated a portrait to the winner. I've only just completed it as Dacha has been troubled with illness this past year and her owner was waiting to get a 'happy' photo of her for me to work from. She went to her new home last week.
This piece was quite a challenge as out of all the animals I do I am less familiar with horses. Four people commissioned me to do this portrait as a Birthday gift for their friend.