"Shaggy" is another of those free photos I've been telling you about. When I first began this project I grabbed a few to get me started, but people started sending in photos so quickly I've just been scattering them throughout this project. I LOVE this dog! I believe he is an English Sheepdog, but you animal lovers out there may be able to pinpoint his heritage a little more accurately. How to interpret him with no eyes of any import showing...but that tongue! Since he is white, and I LOVE the contrast of white against strong color, I left the white appearance and strengthened shadow colors with blues and that tongue and that nose! WHAT FUN! He lives in the fauvist style and I'm glad of it!
Shaggy was actually painted and photographed a bit earlier as I actually started painting daily a couple weeks before February 1 in order to stay fluid while I'm in Omaha taking care of my newborn granddaughter Gracyn and her brother Paxton...so I only have the pic with the black floater frame, but you get the pic! FUN!