Italian Spinone Portrait – Appie

Pet Portrait of the week is handsome Italian Spinone ‘Appie’.

Originally bred as a versatile Italian gun dog, the Italian Spinone is also known as the Italian Griffon, Italian Wire-haired Pointer or Italian Coarsehaired Pointer.

This is the first Spinone portrait commission I have undertaken and I’ve really enjoyed the challenge of his coat texture and colours.

Hand drawn on pale blue Pastelmat using Faber Castell and Caran D’Ache watercolour and oil based artists pencils from a composite of photos provided by my client.