by Heather Murphy
(Las Cruces, NM)
I am fairly new to the whole acrylic on canvas process.
Lulu is one of my three fur babies. All of them are rescue animals and each one has a very distinct personality. This happens to be her favorite pose.
The challenge here was working from a rather poor picture off my cell phone. She loves to sit with me when I am painting but tends to change positions too often to work with her as a live model, so the phone picture was the only way to capture her.
Her fur tends to change color depending on the lighting in the room and it is a really odd texture. I love all my puppies and can’t imagine life without them. Sometimes I donate the paintings to local groups to help them raise funds for charity events.