Today I started up a new oil painting! This is the initial stage of Oliver, first drawn with a pencil and then painted with brownish (raw umber) acrylics. I use acrylics mixed with allot of water for my sketch as I want the paint to dry fast. Also, I use acrylic primed linen canvas to make it possible.

Next stage is to premix some oil paint and block in the entire canvas. Looking forward to continue with this portrait! I’ve got a great reference photo to work from.

dog painting oliver initial stage

Oil painting of dog Oliver – Initial stage

dog painting oliver initial stage

Oil painting of dog Oliver – Initial stage