“Squirrel!” Finished

What I learned is painting a black dog, especially one near and dear, is very difficult. I never got Crash's face proportions just right in the preliminary sketches, of which there were many, and I couldn't get it figured out on the canvass. But it was better and a lot was learned about painting the black coat without using pure black. I'll tackle this again and get it right, but need to take a breather with a new project first.

Technical details:
Oil on panel, 6"x8"
Brush and knife
Ivory black, titanium white, ultramarine blue – most of her fur

2 thoughts on ““Squirrel!” Finished

  1. This one makes me smile — great job, Bern! I think you got the posture and the expression really well — and that ear is adorable.


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