Off on to day two of the pet portraits with oils - this is "DUKE" He has a lot of nooks and crannies, aka little folds in his fur, another bit of a challenge for me with oils!
I've been meaning to paint Duke for years now, he's our dog Primm's best friend up to camp at Jo Mary Lake, in the Northern Maine woods. They would blissfully play and run around like two crazy kids and Primm always loved Dukes food much better than hers, although she would ultimately end up with the other kind of RUNS every time she snuck over and managed to eat, not just one...but the entire whole bowl if she could get away with it.
We miss it terribly up to Jo Mary, it was filled with our family and a number of fantastically fun and sweet people. But it was a three hour drive one way on the weekends and since we purchased our new small home with the water view we decided not to head back there last year. It's bitter sweet.