Oil on canvas 14 x 18 ins
This is Bisto, a working Cocker Spaniel. Painted posthumously, it will be presented as a gift to the husband of the client who commissioned the painting. Lucky for me the client provided me with a good enough photograph of Bisto to work from. Albeit, the photograph of Bisto was taken in the clients back garden and as Bisto was a working dog, it seemed appropriate to paint him out in the field, posing as a peg dog. It is always an apprehensive moment when clients see commissioned paintings and when unveiling a painting for the first time reactions always speak louder than words. The client came to the gallery to-day to pick the painting up and I’m pleased to say I got the desired result. Her husband is in for a great surprise on Christmas Day.
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