Casper - Springer Spaniel
SIZE: 11" X 14" on 3mm Gessobord
In loving memory of Casper 14.12.18
Our late Springer Spaniel Casper, loved water and swimming and I knew this image would end up on my easel at some point. I liked the movement of the water as well as the sparkle from the sun and knew that the bold Acrylics would be the best medium to work with for this portrait.
CREATING THE PORTRAIT:
The great thing about painting water is that you can play around with colours and details without paying too much attention to the photographic reference image, that said, water is very complex and can be a challenging subject and to ensure I get the right amount of effect and realism, I use a rigger brush for definition and refining - takes a good few hours but as you can see, the time and patience really does pay off. The white ornate frame was decided in the end for this portrait, as it will match the decor in our newly decorated room when it is complete. This is part of a quad of portraits of our other doggies, which are PIP, HAZE & STORM