I always think of him as a handsome dog, but now and then, he strikes a pose or happens into just the right light where I catch myself looking at him like he is a painting!

On one of the first sunny Sunday mornings of the spring, I found myself sitting in the grass with my dog, Albert and I knew I had to paint him!

My goal with this piece was to capture a sense of the light hitting him. I used the gouache in an impressionistic manner that reminded me of working with pastels — one stroke of color on top of or next to another.

About This Painting

Title: Albert

Medium: gouache

Surface: watercolor paper

Size: 14x10"