Monday, February 4, 2013
I enjoy doing commissions of pets. It is thrilling when people recognize their four-footed friends in my paintings.
This one was done on a dark brown underpainting, and I decided to retain the rich darkness for the background, even though the original photo was taken of the dog against a white kitchen floor. The lighting came from two sides - bright and warm from the left and cooler and a little more subdued from the right - couldn't have posed her better in a studio!