This was a painting I made of my Border-Collie dog 'Sam'. I really wanted to capture the way I see him - that of boundless energy, warmth and loyalty.
I hoped to capture this by using my traditional quick and sharp brush strokes using my trademark Angelus Leather Paints (these paints are very expensive and you pay for the extremely high quality - blacks are much, much deeper and colours are more vibrant).
When creating these particular kinds of paintings I always go for a maximum of 4 colours. In this case black, blue, orange and yellow have been used.
This is part of a series of paintings I am currently making for my uni project "Sense of Belonging".