I want to tell you about this painting. It's an 8 x 10 acrylic on a Frederix Green Label Canvas called “Jock The Dog. It’s a commission. If you would like to commission me to paint your pet, check out this page Commission Me
I used combinations of burnt sienna, raw umber, cadmium yellow, and raw sienna.
I applied my base tan color, made by mixing raw sienna and cadmium yellow, very thinly in order to allow my other colors and shapes to show through. I left my underpainting alone on the parts where I wanted it to be white.
I used a combination of burnt umber mixed with ivory black, along with straight ivory black, for the underside of his face and mouth.I also used a color called van dyke brown for part of Jock’s face.
I made some lines of titanium white with a liner brush going every which way to create the look of fuzz.
I used many of the same colors in the rug as I did in the dog himself. I layered random dots and lines of one color over another. I wanted the effects to be subtle but noticeable. I used just a bit of paint and a lot of medium to allow the color underneath to show through.
Painter of portraits and wildlife