I did this painting as a gift for my Husband Joe's Business Associate,
who recently lost their beautiful white lab Bauer.
He loved to play with his tennis ball, especially in the lake.
He lived in Texas.
Its on a 16x20" Staplebacked canvas with painted sides.
Added some highlights in the water.
I decided to subdue the water a little I didnt want it to distract from Bauer
I also tried to make his eyes a little more open like the ref closeups
rather then the water reference, where he's squinting.
Closeup update 6:
FINAL PAINTING: colors are a bit more bright then in photo.