Six Little Ladies – Daughters of Emery

Six Little Ladies - Daughers of Emery

Oil on linen – 25 x 36 inches – Private Collection

When the reference photo arrived by email, Mike had written above it, “I trust you can improve on the background.”  I certainly hoped so!  The puppies were in a bright, white box, indoors, with a chain link fence behind them, all taken with a flash.  To be able to use the photo, I knew I’d better keep the lighting pretty flat.  Putting them outside on a gray, overcast day with the light just a bit brighter on top of them and a touch darker below seemed to give the little ladies a good home.