This gorgeous boy was my 4th greyhound. It was love at first sight and I was quite nervous about painting him as a result. I used earth colours so the granulation would add texture as I began to build up the light and dark areas.
I worked in layers to deepen the colours and began to work on his eyes. He was very fluffy for a greyhound and i softened the edges as I wanted to give this impression.
I completed the eyes last and of course they make the painting come alive.