Haze the Black Labrador Acrylic Painting on Gessobord
This was John's Black Labrador Pip, who passed away in 2015 age 15. Here is was swimming in a local lake near Woodhorn in Northumberland. The photograph was taken on a sunny evening in July (2013) and is being completed as part of a quad of Acrylic portraits of our doggies swimming. You can see our CASPER and HAZE (his son) too which are two of the other portraits which will all be hung together.
MEDIUM: Acrylics on board
CREATING THE PORTRAIT:
Black animals can be very difficult to capture with a camera as, in the wrong light, details can be lost in shadow and other areas can be over exposed. Although this image is a little bright, the beauty of Art is being able to adapt wherever needed and the final Artwork will offer a nice balance of tones. The background will be finalised with texture and appear softer than the first base layers currently seen here.