She is drop-dead gorgeous, is tan year round and commands authority whenever she appears! Who other than Berk - the most stunning Rhodesian Ridgeback I have ever seen.
Her Mum Whitney has asked me to paint her two Ridgebacks and so here I present Berk.
My initial pencil drawing was the basis for the subsequent watercolour washes.
Initial line drawing[/caption]
Over a few days I added more form and then fine-tuned for details.
Early loose watercolour washes being laid in to create form[/caption]
I hope I have captured her spirit.
After painting this dog I realise that really I much prefer painting smooth-coated and short-haired dogs. Another lesson learnt!
What is your preference in doggies? Smooth and sleek or shaggy and rugged? I would love to see which is tops.
Who am I?
My animals are created individually by me using only Epson archival paper and ink and printer. I do not mass produce.
I was recently asked to paint a robin for somebody's Dad for Xmas and coupled with the fact that I am also hosting 3 watercolour workshops in the next 2 weeks featuring how to paint a robin I thought I would be clever and combine the two.
If you love animals and work in watercolour no doubt you will probably have tried painting birds.