Today I started up a new oil portrait and this is the initial sketch. The portrait is of Flat coated retriever “Laddie”. She will be painted in a simple winter scene. The initial sketch is first drawn out with graphite pencils and later painted over with Ivory black acrylics. I will start with my oil paints on next stage.
Laddie will have frost all over her at the end of this painting process. Naturally I will have to paint what’s underneath first, otherwise it wouldn’t look very realistic. So, most of the frost will be added last.