Flat Coated Retriever Portrait

This custom dog portrait is of Tapas, a Flat Coated Retriever. It was done as a secret gift for a friend for Christmas of 2009, and is now in the home of Donna Bennett. Doing a portrait of a dog that I know can be difficult, as it can be harder to capture that essence I’m familiar with. The eyes are where the personality is and I believe I’ve captured Tapas’ happy-go-lucky yet sensitive nature.
All work Copyright 2010 by Diane Blasius