10_Portrait Study_WHG

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About The Painting
With the last Newf painting of this group I chose to do some more portrait practice. I wanted to continue exploring the techniques I’ve been developing with these, and try and expand my vocabulary of them. This image worked well as it had wonderful lighting, a good amount of variation in values, and a clear expression. I was really drawn to the soft, all knowing expression of this dog, and like the puppy portrait, the direct engaging gaze that holds your attention and reveals a personality.