Image - Lead Dog

Title: “Lead Dog”
Dimensions: 6″x6″
Medium: Oil

If I am taking a photo reference for a painting I’ll complete later; invariably there is someone looking right into the lens. It just happens – you hold a camera up and someone looks. In this case it was the dog on the left looking straight at me.

What attracts me to this composition is the melange of feet on the right; the people’s feet the dogs feet (paws), and the shadow feet are all together. In the clearing on the left is the English Setter, and look at his stance. He is taking a rest but is definately the “Lead Dog”.

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