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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Black Chihuahua

This is one of the rescue dogs belonging to my student, who is painting her animals.  This photo was in the studio and I couldn't resist.  Those ears. That anxiety.  Ai yi yi.

I made myself paint it primarily with the 1 inch bristle brush, trying to build on what I have been learning about getting the form down faster.  The paint behaves differently with the bristle --- the oily quality is more apparent and edges merge more easily.  Also, it was fun to paint a dog that wasn't a commission -- bwa ha ha --- no one to please.  This went down pretty much in one shot.


  1. Fabulous! Love his little tongue and his slightly worried expression.

  2. The anxiety! You made me laugh! You captured his expression wonderfully, and his black fur looks so sleek and soft! Great job.