Today made a start on my latest commission, George the golden retriever. It's an A3 pastel painting. He's very blonde, his head is almost white, so I think it's more accurate to describe him as a blonde retriever, more peachy champagne than golden. I've blocked some colours in to decide my overall palette. George is a mature chap in this photo, a bit baggy, something that happens to us all eventually. Light coloured fur is always a challenge, it tricks the camera, so looked bleached out. George also has very dark eyes which are unexposed in the photo due to the light fur.