Diana, this is superb, the shadowing and silkiness of his coat, his muzzle, even the look in his eyes are so well painted. I think this is my favourite of all your animal paintings but then I'm a sucker for collies. Is this a commission?

Thank you so much Val; no it's not a commission; just a picture for pleasure. Although I am devoted to a completely different breed I have to agree that collies have that certain something in their expression don't they? It's that intensity in their gaze. This is on Arches Aquarelle; first time I've used it. Found it very porous but dry brush works wonderfully.

This is so beautifully painted. Agree with Val, this has to be my favourite too. Just superb.

I thought this was acrylic at first. Agree with all the above the coat looks very silky indeed. Gorgeous.

You have captured the essence, as well as the image of the dog Diana...Great work..

I love this, that look in the eyes is so lifelike.

Thank you, I didn't realise until I looked at the photo just how shiny the coat looks. that's what I was aiming for but for some reason I can never see it till I get it online. Essence is what I was after Robbie; Border Collies are such characters. I've loosened up my style and hope it works.

Meant to add that there's no black in this. Thin washof paynes grey for the highlights and paynes grey and burnt sienna for the darks to warm it up. A touch of burnt umber in the eyes. No other colours used.

The others have really said it all.. glossy fur, super eyes, good compostion and all in watercolour. How fab are you.. well done Diana.

Oh I do like this! all been said, well done it's really super (and moving.. ).

That look in the eyes says it all. Wonderfully painted and beautifully observed. Another winner from you.

A wonderful intelligent look in the eye you have captured. I like way you have painted the fur, great.

Very well performed.

Great. Wonderful colour & shiny coat.

A beautiful well painted dog.

He looks very sorry for himself.....the sheen on his coat stands out well..

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40 x 30cm

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Diana Hudson

I am Diana Hudson, a Lancashire lass who grew up in a little village outside Burnley. I travelled extensively and worked all over the world before returning to my roots in the Pendle area. As a dog breeder and judge, I specialised in pet portraits for over 20 years before adding portraits,…

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