I may have said this before, but I love working from black backgrounds. When I did the paintings of the fawns, I started out with a black background. I am going to do the same for the painting of Sue’s dog, Seamus.
Because he is a black dog and dark colors will take over the majority of the canvas, it makes sense to paint the canvas black so that less dark layers will be required overall. I used acrylic paint, because it dries quickly. Then I sketched him using white chalk.
When working with white chalk, mistakes can easily be erased with a damp cloth.
Next, I’ll continue with oil paint. My goal is to finish this painting by the tenth of January. I think this piece will move pretty quickly. Famous last words?