|Photo of Nick|
Nick is all of those things. He lives with my brother and sister-in-law and travels many hours with them without complaint whenever they visit. We're as happy to see him as he is to see us.
Nick is so special, I decided he needed a painting of himself! To see a short demo of the 6x8 oil on canvas portrait (which was a gift for my brother and sister-in-law), read on...
Since Nick loves being outdoors, I paint a green grass background after sketching him on the canvas:
Then I begin to paint him starting with his ears and working my way down. I use mixes of white, burnt sienna and ultramarine blue to make his gray fur:
I skip the eyes, nose and mouth for now. Now that his collar is painted, a bit of the same blue in the upper background would be nice, so I paint over the green with Winsor blue and ultramarine to match his collar, but in a more muted tone:
Before totally finishing his fur, I have the urge to paint his cute face:
A soft yellow ball is a favorite of his for playing catch, so I make sure to include it:
Here is the finished portrait. Doesn't he look as happy as a dog can be?
|Nick - Schnauzer Dog Portrait 8x6 oil Painting|
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