Scout and Benny commissioned portrait SOLD

commissioned dog painting SOLD
12″ x 18″ pastel painting 
SOLD
This dog portrait of Scout and Benny was, so far, my biggest portrait challenge. I actually needed to run to the art store to get more “whites”. I took my time with this painting. Every time I thought it was finished, when I came back to the studio, there was something else to tweak.
I merged 2 photos in Photoshop so that they could lay side by side. The eyes in the original photos were quite dark. At first I was planning on adding color to them but I think the contrasting black of the eyes works really well against the whites.In other news I picked a winner for the free painting. You can see Molly Rose’s photo on my facebook page.