Saturday, September 17, 2016

RidgeBacks Eye The Sky

Both Oliver & Mathilda (the smaller of the two) are Rhodesian Ridgebacks. I've painted many RR's, always enjoying rendering the smooth skin w/the subtle folds & interesting ears. The photo to base the painting on was determined right away. I think it helped the composition to raise Mathilda up a bit. The surrounding garden was important too. Adding some warm floral tones worked well to break up the cool greens.

"Eyes to the Sky". custom Oil Portrait Painting by puci, 18x24"
Painting detail, Oliver & Mathilda
hot from the easel
main reference photo for "Eyes to the Sky"