"Rosie" is a Golden Retriever whose family lives down the block from my parents in Massachusetts. I visit Rosie and her people whenever I go up for a family visit. These neighbors knew I did portraits of people and pets so they commissioned me to do a portrait of their dog. Since dogs are unlikely to stay still, like babies and young children, I took a set of photographs and combined the best of them to use as references. I've done a number of human and animal portraits over the years.
"Rosie" is colored pencil on Bristol board, 11" x 14", June 2006.