Jane Coulson

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Mother and Son

Mother and Son

Posted by on Sep 3, 2012 in Animals, Portraits |

This portrait shows two English Springer Spaniels, a mother and son, where the mother is part show bred, and the son is half working strain.  You can see the difference  in the refined domed head and longer ears of the mother and the shorter ears and flatter head of the son (on the right of the portrait).  It is nice to do a double portrait like this,...

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Friends for Life

Friends for Life

Posted by on Sep 3, 2012 in Animals, Portraits |

These two dogs were a delightful pair to draw.  The part Golden retriever, and the Staffie making a strange contrast, but a winning combination, with the soft character of the former and tough playfulness of the latter.

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Westie

Westie

Posted by on Sep 3, 2012 in Animals, Portraits |

I have drawn this little dog as a complete picture, not just a head and shoulders.  Very alert, ears pricked, ready to go, his coat rough and thick, and beautifully “square” in the body.  Unusually I have included a slight indication of grassy background, as in the Ridgebacks portrait.

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