Golden Velvet – “Rory” in evening light.

Rory belongs to my brother-in-law Eric and the two make a very close pair.   I’m  not sure if it is Eric that takes Rory to the park for exercise or Rory takes Eric – no matter.   Together they prove that a dog’s best friend is man…..or woman…..or child.    Dogs already know they are great friends for humans.

Rory is quite a deep brown colour typical of the doberman breed but this image was captured late in the day as the evening atmosphere deepened to gold and orange and cast long shadows all around.   Dark brown Rory on a dark brown leather couch became a bit invisible so to enhance his cheeky face and lean musculature the hue was brightened to capture the details.

This is an ‘artsy’ piece purely done for the love of using basically only two colours – yellow and purple on a dark ground.   Just a splash of deep sienna for the reddish bits and white for the teeth and collar and we’re done!

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