These two portraits were done as Christmas gifts for a client of mine. The subject matter is the same but the styles are different. The first is very blended and the lighting is soft. The second has light streaming in from the right so the dogs are very contrasty.
Both pieces were a lot of fun to paint, it was also interesting to go between two pieces that were so similar, yet so different. I really had to treat the surfaces differently to get the effect that I wanted.