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.