Gentle Persuasion

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Robbie Fitzpatrick

Gentle Persuasion

18 x 22 cms | 7 x 8 1/2 ins
Watercolor

I was considering dog motifs, so I went to a Herding Trial .  The dogs are tested on both sheep and ducks.  After several novice dogs,  I watched a more advanced dog named "Mister."   He was quiet and obedient, compared  to the younger less-experienced dogs.  When I reviewed my pictures of  him, I loved what I saw.  Not only was it a dog working as he was bred to, but the angle of the bright sunshine backlit both the dog and the ducks, "highlighting"  the beauty of  "Mister" and the personality of the ducks and, as well, providing some wonderful shadows.