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. I’m guessing it was a squirrel. He protects us from those, you know.
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.