Sprout - White boxer dog
8" x 8" on 3mm Gessobord
This is Sprout, a little white deaf Boxer girl who was a little puppy at the time of this photo (This is Sprout now) Myself and a friend had gone up to another friends house to visit their new addition to the Boxer clan (their 4th) and she was such a bundle of fun. The fact that she happily fell asleep in the arms of someone she had only met an hour earlier really makes this capture special and I had to turn it into a painting.
There are some images that can be far more effective in black & white and this was one of them and so decided the painting would be created in monotone too. The black background, although necessary, was rather bland and so I decided to add some texture by applying the black paint with a palette knife. I began the painting by laying down the loose base tones beginning with the hand and followed on with a thicker application to her fur.