I love some of the names my clients give there dogs. Giles is one of them. Being that he is a springer Spaniel it suits him and the breed. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s association’s I have with name Giles, maybe a I am just odd.

He is also liver and white and that is my favourite sort of Spaniel portrait to paint!

Yesterday was my first full day back at the easel and it was so good to get back to the pet portraits finally.

Here is the progress I made on his portrait yesterday.



I was very pleased with progress in the hot weather, although I have had to abandon the studio as it is a sauna in there and my house is nice and cool.

As usual I was up early with the puppy so managed to finish his portrait today. I am so pleased to have finished himmand be back to it.