Sally Muir, the artist who did A Dog A Day a couple of years ago, had done a on the spot charcoal sketch of me at an Anthropologie event – but that was before George. So we thought we would go to The Dog Show in Brighton so Sally could do one of George.
Mummy suggested that maybe George could be more abstract –Sally agreed and she rather liked the pose of George from the back.
George wasn’t sure why he had to sit still with his back to Sally but she kept stroking him so he stayed.
Mummy love this depiction and perspective of George.It captures his scruffiness and love his scraggly little tail! That’s the George we know!
And since we were all there, Mummy thought, let’s do another one of me! George then sat with Mummy while I posed for Sally – showing him how it is done. Sally decided to use colour for me – I am too “light” for charcoal. And I sat and posed for SallyIt was over very quickly – took Sally all of 15 minutes to capture each of us. Sally adding the final touches …That’s me – tousled head, mighty moustache and deep eyes.
When we were all done, Mummy thought to find some dog-friendly places in Brighton – not much luck. Sitting outside was fine and pubs were generally ok. So we ended up at the Hotel du Vin pub.Yup! For some fish-n-chips. We were in Brighton after all.
May’s comment: Love Sally Muir’s interpretation of each dog – a lovely contrast to the beautiful oil portraits we already have.
Sally does 15 minute on the spot dog drawing at The Dog Show for £30 – booking is essential.
Now how do we rearrange the gallery wall?