This is Alfie and he is a super cute cockapoo!

Alfie 1 - NB
Portrait of Alfie in watercolour

It’s not perfect but I’m quite pleased with how my first attempt turned out. Dogs are the latest tutorial in Jean Haines online art school. I don’t have any pets so I asked my nephew Declan to email me some photos of his dogs –Β  they have two. I picked Alfie because he seemed very slightly easier to paint out of the two… !

I used Daniel Smith watercolours – Buff Titanium, Raw Sienna Light, Sepia, Quin. Burnt Scarlet and Quin. Burnt Orange. I enjoyed painting Alfie but have to admit that painting dogs and cats aren’t my first choice of watercolour subjects to paint. However, I’ve embraced the dog (and cat) tutorial and viewed it as a useful learning curve to improve my watercolour skills and techniques. Happy days!

11 thoughts on “Alfie

  1. How cute and adorable is that? Alfie is a little darling! Well painted, Evelyn. I am sure your nephew is delighted with the result!

    Hope you are keeping well, and coping well with the lockdown.

    Shoshi x

      1. Thank you, Evelyn, yes, we are all fine! We have occasional Zoom meet-ups and we did that last week to celebrate my hubby’s and his twin brother’s birthday. Thank you for your visit to my blog. I have more UFOs than I can shake a stick at, but getting them out to photograph them has inspired me to do something about some of them, at least! I could do with releasing some space in the studio. Regarding my blog not coming up in your feed, if you scroll down my blog page you will find a “subscribe by email” box and if you fill that in, you should get notification of new posts. Thank you for your kind words and I am thrilled that you want to pop over and see what I’m up to!

        Shoshi x

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