Before I start on this I just want you all to check out Artist Kim. The link is to her facebook photos page, I think you will be blown away by her work which is simply exquisite!! She is a sculptress, is in the process of mastering watercolour and has some of the most wonderful drawings I have seen anywhere!! I know I go on about art being a skill and not a talent but Kim may be the exception!!
You can therefore imagine my surprise when she actually asked me to do a painting of her lovely little Lhasa Apso.... Kim has been a very generous supporter of my work over the last couple of years and seems to like the way I paint and we have had one or two discussions about her own journey in watercolour and although I know she is very rarely satisfied in anything she does her work looks prtty damn good to me!!
I think Kim had seen the portrait I did of Holly and thought as her dog was similar I might be able to do something for her.... I like to do commissions but am always anxious until the customer has seen the finished piece and this was my second go at BooBoo. I usually do a very sketchy version where I am working on the colours trying to get a feel for what looks right and as he is a boy decided on this "cool" palette with touches of pinks and browns thrown in. I usually just find my way around a painting like this....not always knowing quite where to go and almost trial and error seeing what works....... I do like to paint rough haired dogs, I think they suit my style. So here is the finished piece which will be on it's way to America next week and I would like to thank Kim for her faith in me!!