A painting needs to start with a color scheme that not only compliments the subject, but also fits in with the decor of the client the painting is intended for. I have started on a 2nd painting of the same Labradoodle I last shared. Although technically it's still a portrait of the same dog, there is much more space devoted to the landscape. I love the reference photo my client has submitted for this portrait because it will give the overall painting a very serene and quiet mood. The colors will be much softer than in the first portrait of "Issy" and the first question that needed tackling was how to proceed with the technique. I opted for a more Impressionistic style and the rough sketch shows how after the initial soft color layout the paint layers are being build up. There is much to do, so this post will be kept short.
Labradoodle Portrait Detail Shots
Building texture in a painting sometimes requires unconventional tools. A while back I purchased a series of dental p...
Another Labradoodle Close Up
Some Labradoodle face close-up shots. All the main elements are in place. Now comes the time to really build up the t...
Labradoodle in Field Work in Progress 2
Painting is a series of layers that are added one atop the other until the final result is achieved. In the last stag...
Labradoodle Wrok in Progress 2
The painting of the Labradoodle is taking more and more shape and it's time for the background to go in. I had the b...
Labradoodle Painting Process
A new Labradoodle painting has started. This is the rough sketch and fill in of color. The overall figure placement i...