This is oil on canvas board. It's an iPad shot of a painting of a friend's curled-up much-loved dog 'Pappy' who died some time ago. The only photo reference I had was not good quality and showed Pappy laying on his owner's track-suited lap on a couch taken from some distance away so I decided to zoom-in and crop tightly because, apparently, he was quite a big dog that liked to curl-up tightly in a ball.
There were some technical challenges especially around colour matching and representing facial features. Before I give the painting to my friend I'd welcome any comment. Thanks.