Every evening I aim to post a piece of new work, commissions that were made for Christmas gifts, so I had to keep them secret up to now!
This is Sammy the Whippet! I loved painting the patterns on his body and of course his long whippet legs. I like how he pops out of the dark background and I found the composition very satisfying. I think this is one of the best poses in which to paint a whippet or greyhound on this size of board, as the head is of a good size to be able to get in a lot of detail and character but you still have the sense of a long, slim elegant body. I also enjoyed painting in a subtle decorative abstract suggestion of the cushions.