Pet Portrait

Dog Portrait of Kia

Time to do a pet portrait. it’s been a long time since I did a short haired dog, so I am not much of a judge. Kia is getting older and I need an update and it’s her turn. She’s not a good model though and ruined my flower bed before I got the shot.

It is easier, faster and most comfortable if I use the same old brush variants with familiar settings time after time for every painting in the past couple of years. This time I am using different categories and am trying for a diffferent more abstract look without losing the integrity of my subject features. –I can’t judge if  the result is better or worse. I am so used to seeing her. Just a harder practice has bee good though. Update 2 years later. Kia’s mate, Picard, died this Spring andthen in July, Kia was diagnosed with cancer of the mouth. This is November and I am teaching her new tricks to take photos and learn black on black work. She’s sure like working, but not cameras so much.

lab cross pet dog

Kia in my tulips

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