barnstaple dog-artist

Dog Artist Barnstaple

Living in Barnstaple my client was looking for a local dog artist and found me through a painting displayed in a dog friendly cafe. It was a great opportunity to meet both dogs Buddy a cocker spaniel and Tess the lovely gentle black labrador.

Black Labrador Painting

I thought I would crop each dog out individually just so they can be viewed in closer detail.  The double original painting can be seen here.

Black animals can be challenging to paint in order to achieve a nice depth.  The skill is to build up nice rich tones of underlayers before adding final details.