An oil portrait of a white Scotti mix.
When I was commissioned to paint Andi’s Pet Portrait, I was fascinated by the sweet face of Andi. The expression of his eyes was all about love. I put him in a background of grass because it was very meaningful. Andi, was rescued from a puppy mill and when he was adopted, he had for the first time a yard to play.
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Instructions and Progression:
- Draw and paint the under-paint: It was done in acrylics because they dry faster and it gives you the opportunity to paint immediately. Use a washed of Yellow Ochre, but be sure to saturate the canvas.
- Paint the background: Start by painting the grass using oil painting.
- Continue with Andi’s face: Put special detail in the eyes, hair and nose. It will give you a better understanding of his features.
- Paint Andi’s body: Taking advantage of the texture and the many tones of his hair. The hair was painted with a #1 pro-white brush using it sideway, look at picture.
- Titanium White
- Cadmium Orange
- Cadmium Yellow Light
- Yellow Ochre
- Raw Sienna
- Burnt Sienna
- Van Dyck Brown
- Payne’s Gray
- Ivory Black
- Ultramarine Violet
Brushes, multi-purpose, polyvalent, from the finest 0 to 6. #1 pro-white brush for hair.
For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined
Linseed Oil with Refined Turpentine. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. Glass container to mix media.
Easel (a simple table metal easel is fine).
Plastic plate to mix colors or a paper waxed palette.
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