This is Modley. Modley has the dubious honour of being the very first digital portrait that I have completed. She is a Lhasa/ Shih Tzu cross and is a little sweet-heart. Her owners, Ellen and Allen, are very good friends of mine and I painted Modley for Ellen’s fiftieth birthday.

I must confess that I am rather pleased with the end result as I wasn’t sure exactly how it would turn out, being the first. Nevertheless, ‘the proof of the pudding’ as they say. Ellen was absolutely delighted with her portrait of her little girl, so all’s well that ends well.