You saw in Step 2, that I have identified the areas of shade and sun, here I begin to apply the colors I want as the base to Ellie’s fur. Note that the painting still reads a bit flat, and this is intentional. The palette knife is my preferred “brush” because it is clean and quick. (Oh, how I hate to clean brushes!)
Ellie is a mixed breed dog and I went researching after someone told me the potential breeds. What do you get when you mix a boxer with a bulldog? A Bulloxer! Can you believe it? What will they come up with next?
Her nose looks like a pig nose, but that will be attened to to soon. I am avioding any details at this point of the painting.
…to be continued.