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I am a part-time pet portrait and wildlife artist living in the deep dark forest between the Royal Forest of Dean, Herefordshire and the Welsh border. A beautiful and inspiring place to live and create pet portraits and wildlife art.
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Saturday, 26 July 2008

Dog Portrait of Springer Spaniel Mickey 7


After a day off yesterday at Welland Vintage Tractor Show (where I bought myself an easel) and after a lovely phone call from Terry and Lorraine who owned Mickey, I was eager to get on with his portrait and finish it. The original photo proved a little difficult to work from as Mickey's fur was so dark I had problems seeing where his fur ended and the black floor tile began near his tail so I had a guess, I made my spaniel Zac pose in this position, it took many attempts and lots of dog biscuits to no avail, then hey presto, he just sat down like it, they say never work with animals, unfortunately Zac's fur is a bit fluffy and not as shiny as Mickey's so it did not help too much at all.

I am waiting for Mickey's owners to get back to me as to whether I need to alter his tail at all, but in the meantime I've got to make a start on another pet portrait, so until next time....

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