I recently received a commission to paint Montana, the adorable pooch. Unfortunately he is no longer with us :- (
I’m posting my process with progress photos to show I how develop a painting. The easy way!
Here’s the photo of Montana, I love his beautiful smile! I used some artistic license to create a playful element and a pleasing composition.
I began with a 11″ x 14″ canvas I primed and sanded smoothly. Next, I tinted the canvas with burnt umber thinned with oms, applying it with a brush.
Then smooth it off with a neatly folded rag. If you bunch up your rag, it will leave marks on your canvas.
Next I drew in Montana with a brush and Burnt Umber.
Once drawn in, I begin filling in all the darks with a mix of Burnt umber and Ultramarine blue.
Tomorrow I continue filling in color with more progress photos. I’m excited!