The love of my Brother-In-Law Eric – apart from my sister to whom he is married – is his dog!
Rory is a beautiful, slightly crazy, full of life, engaging, Doberman Pinscher. My sister Trudi asked me to portray him in a painting but because it was intended to be a surprise for Eric’s birthday in September I was unable to post it until now.
She was able to send me some photos he had on his computer without him knowing. None were really good enough for what I needed and I had to sneak a photo when I was visiting with them earlier in the year. Taken through a glass door without Rory knowing or he would have bounded up to meet me and with poor light, this was the resulting painting – I’ve had to add detail in where there was none in the photo. I hope Eric will like it.
I include another painting of Rory – he appears as “Golden Velvet” in another post because of the low evening light on the couch where he was resting giving a rich velvety affect. This too was not a particularly clear image but the result is quite dramatic. What do you think?