6"x6" oil on slightly textured panel
In this second of my pet portrait series I decided to stay with strength of contrast in the "white" of Duke. Duke is otherwise known as Duke the Destroyer by his pet mom Caroline Bakken. She reports he is a good boy, but a counter thief and a chewer of paper and plastic goods. You can also see I have exaggerated the colors within the white areas of Duke. You will find no actual black in this portrait...if you look closely you will see the dark areas are purples and blues. The eyes are his natural color as I stated in my prospectus for this project. I will do my best to stay true to that color.