Tuesday, August 13, 2013
It is always so wonderful when the owner of the dog in my paintings wants to personally share their story about their pet. Sometimes, it is just too emotional. When I was commissioned to paint Cady, a number of referenced photos were supplied. The photos had Cady as a pup,different fun family photos and then some photos of her shortly before
Thursday, August 8, 2013
The dogs featured here are Rowdy, Speck and Hero. I had met their owners at a hunt test. They saw me taking photos of dogs and came over to see what I was doing. Ultimately, they commissioned me to paint the two dogs with them. One of the dogs in the painting, Rowdy, had passed some time ago. I photographed Speck and Hero for the painting. Rowdy was an American Brittany. Speck and Hero are French Brittanies. Looking at the painting, you can see the differences in head shape and muzzle length. I love watching dogs in the field working and doing the job they were bred to do.