Portrait Of A Working Black Labrador

This painting is a head study of Purdie, a working Labrador. It is painted very much in the Victorian tradition of water colour painting, where the paint is built up with many layers. This painting of Purdie, who, alas, is no longer with me, is in my collection and I’m happy to say has gained me many a commission of working and pet dogs. Work in progress includes a posthumous painting of a working Cocker Spaniel. Please watch out for inclusion to the gallery.


‘Purdie, On Mark’

Watercolour  9 x 7 in


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