Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Portrait of a dog

Portrait of a dog in oils, a collie cross, mixing chromatic blacks, a pet portrait by karen
A small painting executed rapidly with a palette knife (except for the eyes), my intention being to try and keep it as fresh and alert as the face of this lovely dog in the reference photo. The photo was taken by Christine Coffey on Paint My Photo. I mixed the 'black' using burnt umber, ultramarine, dioxazine purple, using only tube black for the pupils of the eyes and the inner nostrils. I worked the ears by turning the canvas upside down so I could get nice wispy sweeps.