Oil on museum quality, archival ampersand gessobord™ panel - 6” x 8”
I used Will as a model a few months ago and I was fascinated by the variety of hues in his fur. The subtle pinks and blues in the shadows begged for more exploration. Also, the other piece was painted on linen mounted on a birch-wood panel. While I enjoyed that painting, the use of gessobord allowed the brushwork to be more pronounced. Tightening up the composition also changed the attitude of the painting by focusing on his lovely profile instead of his long, slender legs. I'm not sure which I prefer. To help you decide for yourself, here is a link to the May 2008 iteration of Piper's Will Power.
Will (a.k.a Ch. Piper's Will Power) and his progeny and canine cohorts can be seen at www.piperspuppies4u.com