12" x 12" - acrylic on canvas
Briar is a handsome fellow, a cross between a chow and a basset hound, with the colouring of the former and the stature of the latter. There were a few challenges with this pet portrait: getting the dog to pose and have his picture taken, then finding the best balance between orange, red and reddish brown, and then deciding on the background. Sometimes I just go with what is actually in the photo, and sometimes I just make it whimsical. This one is a bit of both.Though I have worked on this painting on and off for about 2 weeks it was finished today, so it's the day 19 offering in the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.