Rufus, the dog with the longest eyelashes

Rufus, a 2 year old cocker spaniel has to be one of the most delicious dogs I have ever known. So amenable, obedient, so eager to please. And entirely focussed on his master, Simon. His coat was as soft as silk. But the most enticing thing about him was the length of his eyelashes. I have never seen anything like it. (And if anything I have underplayed them in the portrait)

I had planned to do an oil. But somehow pastel turned out to be the better medium to capture his sweetness and youth.

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