Sookie the Labrador Painting
After painting Del’s portrait, I thought I’d create a labrador painting of my own dog, Sookie.
We tried a few different poses and action shots but in the end, felt that a close up of her face would be best. I chose this inquisitive head tilt as it perfectly expressed her curious, attentful nature.
I wondered at first if painting such pale fur would give me a problem but there was plenty of cool reflected light, which made for a nice compliment to her pale golden fur.
The background was softened and abstracted to help subdue it and keep an overall harmonious feel. In the end, I was very happy with the results of the painting.