"Gunther" a commissioned wedding present pet portrait
14" x 10" Acrylic on wooden cradled panel #20025821
The cradled board was coated with GAC 100, then gesso'd. An underpainting of Quin Nickle Azo Gold was applied then I drew Gunther in. Following the reference photograph on my computer, I started painting with blues, purple, and browns to block in the shapes. Painting in the eyes near the end gave me the character and then I finished with mouth and nose details. I wasn't sure what colour to paint in the background so I chose two of the colours in Gunther's face. It felt like I had to much middle value in this painting and asked my online artist group (called 4C on Mighty Networks) for suggestions. I am very happy with how this painting turned out.
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