Oil on museum quality, archival ampersand gessobord™ panel - 12” x 16”
After yesterday's "Gimlet," with all its tediousness, today I allowed myself to splash around and play with this portrait of Izzie, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. I eschewed the blending brush in favor of a loaded bristle, pushing color into whites and generally laying it down in a Manet-like flatness. I am honing in on a more finished portrait of her for the future and used this to reacquaint myself with the breed. I had a Corgi myself, many years ago, named Pippin (no surprise). He, too, would sit like this; his feet splayed comically out behind him.