The client wanted to capture the spirit of their home with this piece. They had lived in it for many years and were moving to France. The bay window was the centre of the home and they particularly liked the way their dog Beilby would sit in the window basking in the sun.
This was the first picture I did using mainly water-soluble pencils with some oil paint. I had come up with the style specifically for this piece, and the client was very happy indeed saying "We adore our Beilby painting, it's a treasure. Keep up the great work and stay in touch."