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Dog Portraits

I thought I would share with you a ‘work in progress’ watercolor of a dog portrait. I love the sweet expression of this yellow lab. This will be a watercolor/graphite painting. I am using the graphite to give some texture and detail to the fur. I am working on darks right now– getting the contour of his face and soon, the fabric he is laying on. I like using a dusty purple for the shadows. It is a granulating watercolor so you get all this interesting texture. I will be finding places to put in nice crisp lines and in other spots ‘lost edges’ to keep the image interesting.

Thanks for stopping by– back into the studio to paint!

Sue Steiner

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