Harry, the English Retriever

I’ve recently finished a portrait commission of our friend, a large English retriever and celebrated blogger of Toronto’s history, architecture and politics. He’s a good sitter too.

I think I captured his character well from the start.  He typically has a concerned look, a fear of abandonment perhaps.  If he could talk, he’d probably say I’ve made him look old and dull. He isn’t, although he has been around the block a few times.

The final painting is shown below: “Harry”, 12″ x 10″, oil on panel.   It is still drying and will be varnished at a later date.

Underneath the completed image, you’ll see a small gallery of Harry’s portrait at different stages of completion.

Alan Douglas Ray", "Harry", 12" x 10", oil on panel, Private Collection