I like the looks of Ben, Dawn. Shades of "Black Bob the sheepdog", from my childhood. Nice work.

Ben looks wonderful Dawn, you have done a terrific job with this portrait.

Thank you Margaret and Jim. Ben is lovely. He was a rescue dog found on the streets. He's getting on a bit now, but still like a good chase with my dog, Jack.

Ben looks lovely Dawn, you have done a really good job.

A lovely portrait Dawn - Ben looks gorgeous. Enjoy your oil painting course, it is where I started and I loved it!

Thank you, Adele. You have given me a lot of encouragement since I started posting in the gallery and I really appreciate it. I did the 2 day oil course and, like you, I loved it. I have done a couple of oils since then, including a portrait of my son and one of my dog, Jack - both of which I posted in the gallery.

Lovely boy- well painted Dawn

Lovely portrait of Ben.

Thank you Maureen, Sandra and Carolyn.

Ben is lovely Dawn, and so is the portrait.

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My mum and dad's dog, Ben. He is an old boy, who thinks he is still a pup and has kept his good looks. Pastel and pastel pencil on Sennilier pastel card 9 1/2 in by 11 in. I wish I had done it bigger. It might have been easier, but you live and learn!

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Dawn Halliwell

I started painting in Jan 2016 after the death of my youngest sister. I found it great therapy and still do! I love experimenting with different techniques and media. This year, I have set myself a challenge of working on my portrait skills, but I do love to paint animals and landscapes…

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