Like the saying goes, "when it rains, it pours" and lately it's been pouring retriever commissions. On the easel recently was beautiful Benny, a Black Labrador Retriever. Owned by Michael from Ottawa, I was asked to paint a portrait of his beloved dog Benny. Armed with a series of stellar photos to chose from, I selected one of Benny that I thought was the most precious and would capture Benny's spirit the best.
His endearing and classic Labrador expression drew me to this particular reference shot. In this portrait, Benny's gorgeous eyes truly capture the viewer and their warm colour in contrast to his stark coat add to the focal point of this piece.
Pleased with the results, I can't wait to present Micheal with the finished portrait of his boy!