Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dog Painting - Acrylic - Labrador Retriever

Again, trying something new. This is an acrylic on unprimed canvas. It was a little more difficult than I thought as I had never seriously painted with acrylics. Also, I usually have such colorful subjects that I leave the backgrounds very plain. Here, I toned down the color a little in the dogs face and put some color in the background. I liked the way these acrylics (Golden Open) handled but did take some getting used to. I also used brushes (I only had 2) instead of painting knives.

1 comment:

leigh davies said...

Very nice Vicki, different use for acrylic, looks more like an oil painting. I like the colour balance between the dog and the background.