Meet Guinness. This lovely dog's pet portrait was commissioned. I had a lot of fun painting a black dog without using any black paint. Purples, blues, Quin Red Iron Oxide and white were used on a Quin Red Iron Oxide underlayer. Guinness' face had so much character, it was really fun to bring to life as you can see in the photos below. Thank you Barb for this wonderful commission!
"Guinness" a commissioned pet portrait
12" x 9" acrylic on cradled board, #20111221
In the top left, I have the thinned Quinacridone Red Iron Oxide to cover the canvas then drew with a paintbrush the outlines in undiluted paint to make sure I mapped it out right. The second photo (top right) I have filled in the underpainting and added to the background. Bottom left photo I have added more details and eyes. The bottom right, getting closer, now adding the final details.
Karen Oliver's Art Journey
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