Completing this particular painting was fraught with obstacles. Before I began painting, my not-that-ancient Mac computer died (didn't know Macs ever died, did you?), and since I only back up my files weekly, some data, including the photos Butter's dad had sent me, were lost. Once those were replaced (THANK YOU), there were issues of deceptive lighting in the photos to deal with. I struggled to get his wrinkles painted in accurately. But finally, after several revisions, I was able to complete Butter to my client's satisfaction, and I'm rolling on to portrait #2: Dodger.
Isn't that the cutest smile? Dodger has actually enjoyed his fifteen minutes of fame already, having been featured on The Daily Corgi blog here. I'll be posting his finished portrait by the end of the week. Stay tuned.