Saturday, July 22, 2017

Beau - 8 x 8 inches - oil on canvas

"Beau" - 8 x 8 inches - oil on canvas
I was commissioned to paint "Beau," a Basset hound mix as a birthday gift.  Beau has quite a personality.  When his "sister" Olivia was getting any attention, Beau would immediately insert himself into the picture.  If there were belly rubs to be had, Beau wasn't about to miss out!

Portraits, whether human or animal, are challenging and require more care than landscapes or still lifes.  I was given a handful of photos of Beau which made my job easier as I could view him from several angles to make sure I was capturing his essence as much as possible.  Below is a photo of Beau getting the attention that he knows he deserves.

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