Thursday, February 17, 2011

"Dalmation With a Red Leash" (sold)

Oil on Cradled Panel (no frame needed)

I have wanted to paint this guy for quite some time, but haven't because I would get so sad looking at my photo!  I would just think how forlorn he felt to me, waiting for his person to come back.  Now of course I don't know if the dog was going through that at all!  Today, though, the image just felt right to work with.  I painted it on a 3/4 inch cradled board so it can be framed or not.  It is shown below hanging as is on a wall.  This painting was an interesting study in grays, going from mixing them with quinacridone red and pthalo green to ultramarine blue and cad yellow deep, to ultramarine blue and cad red light and then cad red medium.

1 comment:

Ann Rogers said...

Love this guy! Nice combination and explanation of all the grays.