Puppy Painting Part 2

The composition was changed using the landscape view.  There is more of the boat in this composition.  I put pastel on the boat around the puppy. Now I can pull the fur out into/over the background.  Be sure not to leave a “halo” around the animal. The puppy pastel...

Painting a puppy

Another Animal portrait I’m working on a puppy painting – commission. First I started with the drawing and very little detail.  Sometimes a photo will be somewhat washed out due to being taken during the middle of the day and not give you much as far as shadows so you...

Painting Animals – part 3

I am going to continue adding the fur on the ears and neck.  The base color is down and now I need to add the curls or give the appearance of curls.  With curls, you only want to add enough to show that the fur curls or has a wave to it.  Do not paint in every curl!! ...

Painting Animals – Part 2

  When the alcohol has dried, then you’re ready to work with the soft pastels.  I like to get the background in first and then I can tweak it later if necessary.  I’ve decided on a very loose background and the head for the dog with bird in mouth. I begin on the eyes...