Declan and Copper

Declan and Copper

I am in love with these two boys–and anyone who meets them loves them, too! Declan is best friends with his beagle buddy Copper. I picked this photo out myself despite Declan’s cute face being cut off because I just loved the way it captured their friendship.

This painting looks a little different–this was the first oneĀ I painted, and I used canvas board instead of paper. I discovered Arches oil paper soon after painting this, which is my new favorite surface. The fine tooth of the paper allows me to paint more accurate details, which is especially helpful working at such a small size (5×7″).

Original photo:

declan and copper-original photo

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