Friday, 10 July 2015

Is it hot in here, or is it me?

Oil painting of a white german shepherd
Not sure I have ever seen a white German Shepherd. I find that white dogs are easily the most difficult to paint. This one, anybody?-
For my GSD, I mixed a grey to build into his coat from the other colours I had used for his ears, tongue and eyes, so basically a bit of pink, blue and brown. It was still difficult to get the whitest bits of his white fur to be - well - white enough, so I used a dab of cad lemon. The effect of brightness can be achieved by using a high chroma, not just by using white.
Last blog post for this week. I hope you have a great weekend and thank you for looking at my paintings.