This winter, I was commissioned by Anik to paint a portrait of her friend's dog as a gift. A handsome and tough looking Pit Bull, who I suspect is more of a marshmallow in real life, was the subject of this painting. Named Bo, this fellow was a pleasure to paint from the nuances in his coat to the distinct planes of shape that compose his face and body.
One of a series of Pit Bull's I've now had the opportunity to paint, my increased familiarity with the breed has only added to my work. With another Pit Bull commission lined up for the near future, I'm looking forward to painting another of these handsome yet controversial dogs.
I hope Anik's friend is as pleased with his new portrait of his beloved "bully."