image  Ringo is an English Springer Spaniel.  He has such an incredibly expressive face.  He was born with a cleft palate and required 24 hour care from his loving family for the first few weeks of his life.  He is now a healthy and happy 2 year old dog who is the light of his family’s life.

His expression, particularly in the eyes, was quite challenging to recreate.  I take photos as I’m trialing various placements of the white accent in the eyes to be sure they are looking where they should be looking.  The background is a beautiful hand-dyed gradient fabric made by Vicki Welsh – colorwaysbyvicki.com.

This is a small piece – just 12 x12 inches.