This work was modeled from life in a single sitting, then tweaked and finished later in the studio.
Most sculptures that I do quickly retain the initial thought and freshness and are personal favorites.
This study of a Russian Wolfhound, or borzoi as it is also called, is no exception.
I chose a recumbent pose as I wanted the horizontal movement to suggest rest and calm.
I focused on the regal bearing of the elegant animal and depicted the dog crossing
its great front paws which is typical of large, long-legged breeds.
Russian Beauty 10"H 17"W 10"D