She is so beautiful, you have done her proud Andrea.

Gorgeous work Andrea!

Thank you Carole and Sarah for your lovely comments.

So elegant Andrea, excellent detail. Is that a touch of Cerulean I see? Lol.

Oh yes definitely Fiona! :) :)

She's gorgeous, Andrea! Beautifully painted, you've captured the very essence of the whippet - the combination of elegance and power, the gentleness, the intelligent eyes. And most of all, the love of soft, plump cushions and the prime spot on the sofa! (I have three, so I know!)

Thank you Seok for your lovely comments, I am glad you think that I have captured the whippet character in this picture. I know Nina, but I worked from a photograph for the picture, and I did wonder if I had managed to capture her personality - not to mention her likeness! It was good to find that her owners were very happy with the result. You are right, she is gentle - that is just the right word. She comes to the door and just looks at you with her huge eyes and waits for you to melt! Wow three whippets!! Hope you have three sofas!

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Nina is a lovely whippet, who belongs to some friends. She has beautiful features, and because of the combination of her bone structure and short hair, I decided to use soft pastels for her portrait.

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Andrea Hook

I have always loved art and as a child I would frequently be found drawing the trees in the garden. I first worked as a graphic designer and illustrator in London and Dorset for fifteen years. One of my favourite posts was illustrating natural-history display-boards in watercolour & ink for Dorset…

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