So, after my snowy Leonberger, Bently, I've decided to take a more summery approach.
This is Bently's Snow Day - available on eBay, auction ends May 28th
What goes better with a beach than a water dog..? Not much to my way of thinking. There are so many water loving dogs to choose from, but since I've had several requests for a Portuguese water dog, I've decided to give one a try.
I'm feeling silly today, so this one's going to be a bit whimsical. Here is the initial sketch:
We need a nice, colorful background since the dog will be black and white - but not too busy, it's a very small painting, only 2.5"x3.5" I will use at least two colors in each area so it pops, plus sprinkle a little salt in the sand to add a textured look.
Here I'm filling in some of the dogs fur - I'll go back and add some highlights if necessary later.
Final details are filling in, looking good! Here is the finished painting:
This painting is available on eBay, Auction ends May 31st around 3pm est.