A beautiful long coated border collie for you to round off this week's blogging. This painting was created in two steps: step one, paint the whole thing in one sitting then stop. It kind of looked finished but, but... Wait for the paint to dry. Step two: paint the entire coat again on the dog from the neck down. This method seems to work best for me to achieve the depth needed for long, fluffy coats.
If you are reading this post today because you might want to buy a pet painting for someone for Christmas, then - hello! and YES, you have come to the right place, and NO it is not too late - but please get in touch as soon as you can, especially if you live outside the UK, when longer shipping times need to be taken into account.
Have a great weekend everyone and thank you for looking at my paintings.