On the easel recently was the oh-so-very handsome Pongo, a purebred Golden Retriever. Commissioned by Koren from Winnipeg, Manitoba, this portrait is one of three that I'll have the pleasure of painting.
Having an ideal reference photo can make all the difference and in this case, a photo of Pongo taken during the peak of "golden hour" really was the perfect shot. The sunlight reflects off of his already golden coat, creating an additional warm glow and showcasing all the wonderful tones in his coat. I truly enjoyed every minute of painting this lovely guy.
His 3/4 pose and gaze into the distance only adds to this classic portrait of a true sporting dog.
A rescue dog, like his siblings who's portraits are in progress, Pongo is no doubt loved and adored. His portrait is a stunning tribute to a much loved dog Koren can enjoy for years to come.