Sunday, September 07, 2008

Rough Collie Painting

We had a real health scare with Clinton last week although he is completely recovered now. It made me realise that I drew him as a puppy but I hadn't done an adult portrait of him. I felt the need to paint him once we knew he was going to be alright.
I decided to use a photograph of him looking over the fence into the garden. I have already used one of Juno from this shoot to produce
'Wait For Me' Clinton is acrylic and coloured pencil on Arches HP watercolour paper.
It makes a change to be painting a dog again, it seemed strange to be painting long fur.
Clinton is lying under the drawing table, doing his best to add touches of fur into the wet paint.


Katherine Tyrrell said...

Clinton is back in the place he loves best!

This one is going to be lovely Gayle.

Gayle Mason said...

Thanks Katherine, he's fine but I haven't recovered from the scare yet.

Karen Hargett said...

Gayle I'm glad Clinton is OK. This ia a precious comp - you've got a great start on it!