Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Dachshund Puppy Gouache Painting

This is a commission pet portrait I was asked to paint for someone who misses their Dachshund very much. I really loved painting this because she gave me a lot of freedom when coming up with a background. I thought blue would compliment Stano's beautiful orange coat best, plus there is almost an equal amount of warm and cool colors which I think balances things out. I decided to go with fabric folds partly because I have never painted them before, I've only ever drawn them in charcoal. So I looked at it as more of a challenge but also thought it'd add more to the painting without distracting the eye from Stano, the focal point.

20X24 inches
Gouache on Illustration board

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