Here’s Squeak done in charcoal on gray paper with white and pink pastel.
This sweet girl was a commission.
This is a sweet, gentle lady.
This is one of a small flock that had begun hanging around my relatives’ house, apparently free-ranging over from another house or farm. They were very friendly and posed for many photos.
As soon as I saw my relative’s dog, I wanted to paint her. And when I saw her jump up on the colorful sofa for a break from the guests, I knew I had my composition.
This is a beloved dopey dog Max.
I never realized he had so many colors in his grey fur until I saw the source photo this is based on, him in front of the terra-cotta tile.