|Toast the Lurcher - 12 x 8 inches in gouache|
Toast is a perfectly named and incredibly handsome lurcher whose person, Rachel, had the winning bid in the Hounds First, Sight Hounds Charity Auction in which I offered a custom pet portrait as one of the prizes.
I really enjoyed painting Toast and it was good to dip back into detailed gouache after being so slap dash with palette knives and acrylic for the last while.
The best part of doing a bespoke portrait (apart from doing the eyes which is my absolute favourite) is feedback from the client and I'm delighted that when I showed Rachel the portrait before sending it off, her response was:
"I love the portrait - it's Toast absolute and is going to take pride of place, thank you so much! It really is wonderful...thank you for such a lovely portrait of Toast and I cannot wait to see it here at home, it's spot on Nicola!"
Here is the lovely boy in the photo which Rachel sent me to work on:
|Toast - photo taken by his person.|