Gizmo

I have been learning to paint in oils for the past 6 months and here is my latest portrait. This is Gizmo, he is a lovely, rescue, west highland white terrier and I was asked to initially draw him in pastels as I have already drawn his new owners other two dogs. I asked my client if she would mind if I had a go at him in oils, so I photographed him in my studio for the portrait and this is the finished painting. 
Painting in oils does take me a bit longer than drawing in pastels so it is not something I can do commercially for now but practise makes perfect as they say 🙂