SWMBO has spoken: we’re going to get Gretchen to paint a portrait of the dog and today is the day to get the picture to paint from, and you’re only doing six other things right now, so this is the chosen moment. Move it!
No photographic rationale would dissuade her, so even though it was the middle of the day and the light from a cloudless sky was way to contrasty and coming directly from overhead, and since we just work here, the five minute portrait session was convened across the creek from the house. And now we have to chose.
I’ve narrowed it down to the three you see here. Any preference? Might want to see larger images in this SmugMug gallery. Please leave your choice here, or comment on the gallery page. It always helps to have other heads/eyes/taste involved.
You can see other dog portraits Gretchen St. Lawrence has done (and other art subjects as well) on her web page.
We will, of course, have a photo of the finished painting here when it is completed.