Most of these studies are in chalk pastel.
Animals are always good subjects; Dogs are particular favorites, and quite a number have been persuaded to pose.
Bob the Whippet adopts a regal stance...
... and Reggie the Cavapoo is quite composed.
Murphy the black Labrador was a happy puppy...
... and loves swimming - particularly when he is retrieving his ball from a local lake
- although he does now have a more mature outlook on life.
Puppies do grow up quickly; Labradoodle Marley is growing fast, from a small energetic bundle of fun at 3 months...
and she's an equally lively youngster at 6 months.
Poppy the Labradoodle isn't at all amused by having to pose.
[this one is in acrylic, on board]
and Tibetan Terrier Rosie just waits for it all to go away.