Here's a dog on the beach Requested by a client who liked
a tiny (3 X 5 inches) painting called 'DOG AT DUSK.'
The big difference is the size: this is 40 inches square!
There was no set deadline; it is the couple's last-Christmas gift to themselves.
I'm grateful for that as I've tweeked it considerably.
The first image is the first attempt. I decided the hound was too big and I didn't find his place in the landscape was secure. I painted him out.
Now he is a real-dog size and sits on the beach BETWEEN
The stylized sea grape and the shoreline.
Still, a big oil! I told 'N' that it's a little like painting
on a trampoline. My new easel has helped a lot!
I hope they like it; my greyhounds influence the dog's shape.
Happiness: they love it! They'll pick up the rolled canvas and take it home to London...
Just added this detail image from the foliage.