When I began doing these commissioned portraits, I remember saying to Tim "I hope I don't get any dogs, I'm not sure if I can draw them. I just want to do rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, and cats". But mostly, I've been painting one dog after another.
Here are the last two for the year. Both were commissions for Christmas presents and although I planned to get them done earlier, I was working on them right up til Christmas day. I knew both these dogs.
"Gabby" the corgi was a grand old lady who passed away recently. Corgi's truly are very regal looking in the way they hold themselves, and Gabby really looked forward to and enjoyed her walks, so this is "Gabby on a Sunday Walk" in her Sunday Best clothes and walking stick. She was such a pleasure to paint, I love the colours I got to work with and her face was beautiful and elegant to draw.