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.
Oil on panel, 6"x8"
Brush and knife
Ivory black, titanium white, ultramarine blue – most of her fur
this one made me smile — great job, Bern. You really got the posture, the expression— and that ear! Well done!
This one makes me smile — great job, Bern! I think you got the posture and the expression really well — and that ear is adorable.