"Pushkin," 12" square, commissioned portrait of a tuxedo-ed cat, acrylic on canvasboard, private collection (THANK YOU!). For information on how your cat or dog can be part of Painting a Dog a Day, please email me.
It's not often that the Dog-a-Days get to be larger than life. Prior to the daily paintings, I preferred to work at larger than lifesize - the scale allows for all sorts of exciting brushwork without my having to worry about compromising the animal's likeness. Pushkin's portrait is no exception here - there is color and brushwork galore!
My favorite part of this painting? Pushkin's profile, with it's great variety of edges.
Thanks, as always, for sharing my paintings with your friends and family.
See you tomorrow,