It was my absolute pleasure to paint this beautiful boy for Kyla this past December. Intended as a surprise Christmas gift for her husband, I was commissioned to paint their handsome American Foxhound, Bender.
With ample photo reference to chose from, a classic 3/4 profile with picture perfect natural lighting was chosen to showcase this dog. The many different shades of copper in his coat coupled with his stark whites and powerful black nose only added to the portrait. His friendly nature and intelligence was captured in his soft eye and fixed gaze.
One of my favourite dog portraits of 2017, I'm grateful to have been asked to paint this piece. No doubt Kyla and her husband will enjoy this portrait of their beloved dog for years to come.