Back to commissions today. I love working slowly after a period of sketchier portraits - and vice versa.
One of the things people asked most at Childwickbury was how I captured character without having met the dog concerned. I think I spend so long looking at them, studying their faces, that I feel like I get to know them during the process. Dogs just seem to give themselves to you in such a straightforward way. There’s no pretence or politeness, no social mask, just an honest ‘this is me’. One of many reasons to love them.
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