The Last Hunt

by Lesley on January 11, 2017

Kirby's Last Hunt

Kirby’s Last Hunt

A man contacted me to paint a portrait of his dog, Kirby a black lab.  Mr. Kirby was a hunting dog but also a family dog and much loved.  The photo he wanted me to use shows the last hunt together in North Dakota.  In this pastel portrait, Kirby is looking out the field where his is anxious to retrieve.

The photo I worked from only “suggested” a sunset and I could barely see the water in the distance.   I played up the water and added the sun going down.  Very symbolic of the last hunt and last days of Kirby.

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