'Jess' an A3 oil painting on plywood has just been completed and delivered to her owner.
As any artist will tell you, black dogs present a challenge, but as the commissioner only lives a few miles from me, I was able to visit and take a good selection of photographs - about 80! This gave her owner plenty to chose from and gave me lots to work with. Jess wasn't still for more than a few seconds, so it took multiple shots in rapid fire mode to capture this.
For the technically minded, I photographed in RAW format instead of jpg, which enables me to change the exposure so I can pick out more details in the shadows.