Guthrie is a close friend of our pack. He has an affectionate, curious personality and enormous amounts of energy. Squirrels are exciting, as well as Frisbees, and playing in the yard, and camping. The world is a great place to be, and Guthrie doesn’t want to miss one bit of it!

This portrait was a milestone for me. Rather than paint with pastel, I chose to use watercolor, a medium I use extensively in my illustration work. I liked the challenge of creating furry texture and building layers of color. With the exception of the red collar, all the colors you see here were made by blending only three pigments: ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, and yellow ochre.


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