Thursday, January 27, 2011

How to paint a black dog

How to paint a black dog. Don't use black.
 Have fun with the colors in the highlights.
I could have pushed the colors more in this but didn't want to get too crazy since this was a commission.
I will do this as a project for my watercolor students since it can be so much fun.


wandamarie said...

This little dog is beautiful, and I think it would have been a shame to paint it plain black. The glossy reflections of its coat are rendered successfully with the blues and rusts and pinks. My monitor seems to exaggerate the blues, and I know this because I saw your painting at your studio, but even with intense blue, it works!

sam said...

I couldnt agree with you more regarding the black, beautiful)

AutumnLeaves said...

What a beautiful little dog! Love your choices of colors on that black fur. Exquisite!

Sadami said...

Dear Maria,
The work is cute. I love your witty post. Have a wonderful time with the students!
Cheers, Sadami

hmuxo said...

Beautiful painting Maria! Wonderful highlights..

Jill Eudaly said...

hi, glad you found my blog. I think my daughter Chloe may look into your class in Butler, she is 19. talk to you soon!

Jane said...

This is stunning, the expression of the dog is just wow!