For my wife’s birthday, no I’m not announcing her age, I painted a portrait of our three year old English Springer Spaniel “Henry”. I had taken Henry into our yard for a photo shoot and promised him treats while I took dozens and dozens of photographs of him.
I choose the photograph I though would make the best looking painting and cropped it so that it would translate well into an 11″ x 14″ painting. Armed with my oil paints I completed this painting in one sitting. I don’t usually paint alla prima but for this painting I wanted to get a soft, loose look. I know my wife is fond of the impressionists so I was aiming to please!
My wife was super surprised and extremely happy with her painting. I had it framed in an elegant distressed-black frame and it now hangs in our living room.