To get out of my funk, I started a new pet portrait painting today. It is of my sweet Lab dog, Moon. I am working from a photo and using acrylic on 9 x 12 canvas. The work is in progress but I wanted to share it so you can see where I’m at in the piece.
I decided not to crop the photo so you can see the work as it is on my work table. There’s a way to go with it but so far, I am liking with the progression. I’m especially happy with the tongue which I considered a bit of a challenge. For the color of it, I used a mixed of cadmium red deep and medium, burnt sienna and white. I had to play around with mixing the colors until I was satisfied. I think I got it just right.
The one good thing about having a small studio is that it forces me to finish a piece before moving on to the next. With limited space, it’s difficult to leave unfinished work laying around. I expect to have the work completed soon. When it is completed, I will post it so be sure to check back to see it.