Black Labrador Oil Portrait

Black Labrador Oil Portrait

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Black Labrador Oil Portraits are painted with one goal in mind, which is to make their dark coat come alive in a painterly way and to get a correct  dog likeness.

This painting started out with a different colored background setting. I wanted to add some texture and color variation so that it does not look too flat. 

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 Often when a large painting is scaled down to show on-line the actual details get lost so I am going to include some close-up shots of the fur, eye and nose. 

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A quick glance back shows how the painting developed from the initial sketch...

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