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The Anonymous hare - portrait of a hare

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"Glimpse" The anonymous hare.   When I paint dogs, the photos generally show the trust in the dog's eyes, looking adoringly at their owner. This was a very different experience when painting this hare, scared and very dubious about human presence. Vulnerability, alertness and focus, as the viewer you are very much an intruder on this hare's territory, a spy. The title of this painting is "Glimpse". This painting process is therefore quite a paradox, a chance photo, and then a lengthy observation from the photo during painting. I wanted to give this hare a character and show his (or her, I'll never know!) determination...

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My big bloodhound boy is back from his travels, and pleased to say the Dogs In A...

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My big bloodhound boy is back from his travels, and pleased to say the Dogs In Art Gallery have turned him into a card, so you can see him here with his "mini me" Will add to the shop soon with the full range of cards produced by the gallery! If you are in Hampshire, go and have a look at the whole range of ceramics, cards and prints - and lots of other dog artists too - www.dogsinart.com Ltd Ed. http://www.justineosborne.com/collections/limited-edition-prints/bloodhound

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When I do a drawing I often do the same pose several times, as part of the proce...

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When I do a drawing I often do the same pose several times, as part of the process, but this time I had was asked to do one of my most popular images as an oil on paper sketch to match the technique in the link below. Approaching it months later was a little daunting - but always up for a challenge! http://www.justineosborne.com/collections/original-art/products/whippet-sitting-oil-sketch

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I might have to call this one "Your dog needs you!" as a bit like Lord Kitchener...

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I might have to call this one "Your dog needs you!" as a bit like Lord Kitcheners WW1 poster, this vizslas eyes seem to follow you around the room! Mounted Ltd Ed. print

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Been using those little black burnt sticks again today to draw with! Rain and wi...

Posted by Paint My Dog - by Justine Osborne on

Been using those little black burnt sticks again today to draw with! Rain and wind thrashing around outside - wild! In progress Black Labrador, charcoal on paper.

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