I sketched up the three dogs on the large canvas and then painted the entire background the next day. At the end I ended up in taking all paint of the background off, since I didn’t like it. I then decided to draw a very simple sketch in pencil to see what I will actually paint (the large blocks and where the trees will be painted) and then I premixed some colors and painted a small background study in oil. So now I think I’m finally ready to paint this large background in Alla Prima. I actually love this little oil painting. Scroll down the page to view all pictures.