The commissioner has just taken the completed artwork away, being absolutely thrilled with both the composition and the likeness. It was a real pleasure to portray these three beautiful animals, which I met personally to take resource photographs and to get to know them (and their pecking order). Kebba*, the chocolate lab is still the boss, even though he is getting on a bit, but Rego (standing) is ever watchful to take over top dog when the opportunity arises. Maddie, relaxing in the foreground is a small and lovely ex-gun dog, and so beautiful. Here they are all guarding their territory in their back garden.
*I have already portrayed Kebba in 2010: see Artist Code 1023
I do hope you like the painting. I shall be producing limited edition prints and cards.