Solar was another beautiful dog that I had the pleasure of photographing several years ago. Sadly, he is no longer with us, but I hope his Siberian Husky spirit still shines through in his pet portrait painting. Before I started Solar’s portrait, I knew that I wanted to put him in a setting suitable for his breed. I only wanted the background to be a subtle suggestion rather than a highly detailed landscape, so I avoided using any reference images to make sure I wouldn’t keep fiddling and adding more detail! I’m quite pleased with how this turned out, I think it portrays his bright, happy personality quite well.
Siberian Husky Pet Portrait Painting by Michelle Wrighton
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Dog Breed Info: The Siberian Husky has been a pure bred dog for centuries, originally developed by the Chukchi people of north eastern Asia as a sled dog. The breed became popular as endurance sled dgos after 1909, when a large number of Chukchi dogs were taken to Alaska to compete in the long-distance All-Alaska Sweepstakes races.
The Siberian Husky has a lovely affectionate temperament and gentle, friendly disposition. While they are eager to please, adaptable and intelligent, their independent spirit can sometimes be quite a challenge!
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