Champ, blue roan cocker spaniel, was my faithful companion growing up. As a child, I used to dress him up in my doll’s clothes and photograph him, and he was sooooo patient! A gorgeous dog!
This photo was featured in the Red Bubble groups ’ Australian Women Photographers’, ‘Shades of Grey’, ‘PhoDOGraphy’, and ‘Pets Are Us’, and was voted 4th in the Mood & Ambience group challenge ‘Friends We’ve Lost’ as well as the Cute – Mutts ‘Spaniels Avatar’ challenge. It was also voted into the top ten of the Cats and Dogs group challenge ‘Cats and Dogs Artworks with Water", the Paws n Claws challenge ’Black & White Images’ , the Mood & Ambience challenge ‘A Plea for Help’ , the Pets Are Us challenge ‘Black and White Dogs’ , the Paws n Claws challenge ‘Black, White or Black & White Dogs only’ , the Playful Photogenic Pets challenge ‘Sad Puppy dog Eyes’ and the Paws ‘n Claws challenge ’ Best of the Best" Black & White Dog Images only’. It was also voted into the top ten of the Playful Photogenic Pets avatar challenge, the Pets R Us challenge ‘NOVEMBER AVATAR: Featured Work Only’, the PhoDOGraphy challenge ‘Begging eyes’, the Hall of Fame for artist of animal images challenge ‘Featured Images’ and the ‘Pets are Us’ December Avatar Challenge, the Cats and Dogs challenge ‘Cats & Dogs in Classic Black & White’ , the Cute Mutts challenges ‘YOUR FAVORITE PET’ as well as ‘Long Eared Dogs’, and the Pets Are Us ‘Bath Time challenge’. It was also featured in ‘Spaniels Forever’ and voted third in the The Addicted Photographer challenge ‘I Need a Bath’.
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My style is contemporary whilst firmly rooted in realism. I work in a number of mediums, including pastel, charcoal and conte, pen and ink, gouache, watercolour, acrylics, pencil, photography, and mixed media, and am currently painting in oils. I find that changing and experimenting with mediums keeps me fresh and open to learning. I especially love capturing the human face and figure in oils, and photographing the urban landscape, including the amazing graffiti to be found in Melbourne.

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  • jesika
    jesikaalmost 6 years ago

    patient, gorgeous and I think NOT very happy. Wonderful memories of a wonderful friend.

  • Ken Tregoning
    Ken Tregoningalmost 6 years ago

    I Love it, “Gorgeous” it should have been titled " Aw did you have to!" just a fantastic expression captured for all time, well done.

  • jtaft
    jtaftalmost 6 years ago

    Ohhhh what a little darling! makes my heart melt:)

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 6 years ago

    A beautiful dog!

  • karenuk1969
    karenuk1969almost 6 years ago

    Awww, what an adorable photo, great facial expression & I love that paw in front!

  • Keithbotilier
    Keithbotilieralmost 6 years ago

    What a beauty,great black and white pic.

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 6 years ago

    well done

  • James Hennman
    James Hennmanalmost 6 years ago

    Your champ looks so sorry for himself! You have captured the mood perfectally.

  • LisaR
    LisaRalmost 6 years ago

    Ah what a gorgeous shot! Well captured :D

  • F. Magdalene Austin
    F. Magdalene A...over 5 years ago

    He’s too sweet for words.

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