It is sunny out today as Spring tries to arrive in Colorado, so I am enjoying the summer-like colors I am applying to Skjonn’s Memory Portrait.
At this stage, I have established the lights and darks in Skjonn as well as the background. Are you sensing depth in the painting yet?
I have worked on all areas of the painting, particularly the sky and clouds. It is important to get the background nearly completed so that I can finish her pet portrait cleanly. For example, I have to paint a light sky blue around her left ear which makes it look very pointed; her pointed ears will be rounded as I complete the painting.
And I painted some yellows and pinks in this black Labrador’s highlights, because of her bright personality. They will become subtle over time.
…to be continued