Picture Profile: 1213 ‘Toby in the Sand Dunes’ COMMISSION

1213 'Toby in the Sand Dunes'

1213 ‘Toby in the Sand Dunes’ COMMISSION

Artist Code: 1213. Completed December 2012. Original¬†¬†SOLD. Graphite on Aquarelle Arches 100% hot pressed cotton rag paper. Unframed size 12″ x 9″. [No prints].

This work was commissioned just a few days before Christmas (2012) by my lovely daughter-in-law, especially for a friend as a present for Boxing Day. I spent one whole day just looking at the photographs which had been passed to me, and decided upon this image. I then spent two more days preparing the sketch and completed it on the third day. The commissioner even managed to get it framed on Christmas Eve! The person for whom the commission was painted cried when she opened it (I received a telephone message to say), as this lovely black labrador unfortunately had passed away earlier in 2012. But the dog’s owner now has a permanent reminder of her lovely pet.