Another of this year's Christmas portrait commissions, I had the pleasure of painting Dusty, a Shih Tzu. The result was probably one of my favourite portraits to date. From the pose and the lighting, to Dusty's wonderful nonchalant attitude, I just love this little portrait so much.
Reminiscent of a much fluffier Winston Churchill, Dusty's recent hair cut gives the illusion of having quite the grand moustache. HIs serious and somewhat indifferent look is all the more comical given that it's coming from such an adorable fluff ball. Even his dramatic case of side-eye is all the more endearing and precious..
A joy to paint and a fun Christmas surprise, the recipient of this piece will no doubt enjoy Dusty's perfect portrait for years to come.