So i had to take a bit of an break from painting, had some family issues and water damage in my house too
But on the bright side, my coworker asked me if i could paint his dog whom he had to put to sleep because of paralysed legs. I love dogs and was honored to help his dog stay with him.
I asked for a couple of pictures and luckily he had some good ones. His dog was black and gray, but i think i saw thousands of colors and wanted to make the painting more about the soul of a dog than copy a photograph.
Had to draw a couple of sketches with pastel pencils, first didnt look like a dog and the size wasnt right for a portrait.
For some reason i started with pastel pencils, almost all green colors. Then filled with blues and greys and other colors with rembrandt pastels. Finally used some of my senneliers mainly by rubbing them on my fingers
Turned out ok, much better than my earlier works on my own dogs. Coworker hasnt yet seen the painting except couple of WIP pictures. Thumbs up he will like it....
Sorry for the lens glares, cant really see the painting