I love the attitude and expression on the face of this cattle-dog mix. This Rainbowdog portrait is a 20 x 20 inch square on gallery wrapped canvas with the painting continued around the sides.
Today was such a nice day I thought I'd take the dog (painting) out for some fresh air and see if I could get a color-accurate photograph of my portrait. (What you see above has been photoshopped to get the color to look as close to real-life as possible.)
I have a deep respect for photographers. It is quite difficult to get accurate color reproduction, whether inside or using natural light. No matter how sophisticated our automatic cameras get, I still believe there is no substitute for a knowledgeable and skilled photographer behind the lens. See how my dog looks a bit washed out in this photo?
For those of you interested in my process, here's a peek at my palette near the end of work on this painting. Still not quite sure what I thought I was going to do with that cadmium red mixture there on the right. Certainly I did not use it much in this painting!
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