This was John's Black Labrador Pip, who passed away in 2015 age 15. Here is was swimming in a local lake near Woodhorn in Northumberland. The photograph was taken on a sunny evening in July (2013) and is being completed as part of a quad of Acrylic portraits of our doggies swimming. You can see our CASPER and HAZE (his son) too which are two of the other portraits which will all be hung together.
MEDIUM: Acrylics on board
CREATING THE PORTRAIT:
This image is quite simplistic to the other paintings I am undertaking of our other dogs, past & present and as always I begin with rough underlayers and shaping, so none of the fine details have gone into the painting yet. I may also ripple the water a little bit more to add more interest.