Taking my portraits of Bingley to my local shop the @backbayframery! Today (give or take) is his 7th birthday and some of my favorite things about him are 1) his very relaxed, very wide-legged sitting poses and 2) the two white toes, white tufts in between, on his otherwise black left hind foot. I have captured them here in this painting. The essence of Bingley. L'Essence de Bingley, as they say. My husband asked if it were so necessary to include the and have it so red. Technically it's alizarin red and yes it was necessary.
Dr. Ph Martin's Hydrus watercolors, toes in white gouache, 11x11 on Crane cotton heavyweight stock. #athomewithbingley