Diligence

kirby

8″ x 10″
soft pastels on Canson paper

This is Kirby, a non-traditionally marked Boston Terrier. In this painting he is about 7 years old and was watching intently something moving outside. Iā€™m guessing it was a squirrel. He protects us from those, you know. šŸ˜‰

The lighting and his gaze, both very intense, were what enticed me to paint this scene. I love the play of the shadows on his head; the way they describe the shape and the velvet-like texture of his fur. The reflections and highlights in his eyes added to the focus and intensity of his gaze.

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