Reggie, Grand-dog

A weekend visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art provided plenty of inspiration and awe, but it was a small portrait of a white dog by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec which gave me an idea about how to draw my grand-dog, Reggie. I used short, vertical strokes for the background and scribbly hatching for his fur, trying to use Lautrec’s technique to catch Reggie in a contemplative mood on the sofa. I finished the drawing in one class and trying not to overwork it, I left the grey paper showing through the marks. I feel that this was a good attempt at catching Reggie’s ‘dogginess,’ and I could use this technique for other quick works.
Portrait of a dog

Reggie, pastel on paper

Dog by Lauren

Dog, oil, Toulouse-Lautrec, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art