“That’s my Boy”
I liked the way the dogs were sitting – with the older dog proud but protective towards the puppy.
The picture turned into a bit of a nightmare to paint – partly because the original photo I was working from was quite dark and it was hard to see the legs. The original also had a different background and floor. It was also difficult because I was aiming for the elusive ‘feeling’ of pride and protection from the older dog, with a sense of the slight nervousness from the younger dog as it tries to live up to its parent’s expectations. I hope I succeeded as I had to repaint much of the picture several times until I was satisfied with the result.