This was a commission for a couple who lived near Melbourne in Australia.
Chris was devoted to his two rescue Greyhounds : Dave and Hope.
Dave sadly passed away recently so the portrait was to be a memorial. They asked for Chris and Dave in the foreground on their favourite beach , while Hope splashes around, chasing seagulls in the background.
This was a large A2 sized commission so I had plenty of room to add little details such as local wildlife and various shells . I love creating something which has tiny details in the background .
I decided on a beautiful Australian sunset and I hope this will be a fitting and poignant memorial to Dave.
I used Winsor And Newton Promarkers for this commission, they are easy to blend and have vibrant colours.