This is somewhat of a sad painting, when I told the owner of this dog that I was planning to put him in the painting he told me that the dog has cancer under his front leg, ... it's quite progressive so it wouldn't be long. Knowing that you could notice that he had some dificulty walking, he walked like an 14 year old dog and that while he was just 7, the poor fellow. I descided to put some more effort in this painting epsecially in the dog so it's not completely plein air, I'll guess 50/50.
"Bye old chap"
"Dag lieve hond." Doetinchem, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 30 x 40 cm.