Painting Jim

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.