16" x 12"
I have noticed that when I receive a commission to paint one breed of dog, often there is another for the same breed. At the moment I seem to be going through a Spaniel phase.
This portrait is of Muffin who was commissioned as a surprise birthday present.
Initial watercolour wash, laid over the detailed pencil drawing. Areas that I want to remain white are masked at the drawing stage.
Much of the detail has been added now, but further definition is needed. I have to keep in mind, not to overwork it and keep stepping back, because it is easy at this stage to get carried away.