This is a 5 x 7 oil painting on panel I created of a yellow lab swimming in a pool. I absolutely love the way the leg gets distorted from the refractions of the water. Painting water is relaxing to me because of the connection to nature.
I ran a contest on Facebook asking people to post photos of their pups enjoying the splendor of water and they did not disappoint! I had so many beautiful references sent my way and as much as I wanted to create all of them, I had to choose one. Pulling names from a hat seemed the best option and I am so glad this wonderful pup was the one chosen! Thank you Lori for giving me such an amazing reference photo!
I will definitely be running another contest on Facebook again ;). Woodrow will be going home very soon (as soon as it is dry).
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