Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Black Lab in Color by Janet Burt

Black dogs are notoriously difficult to paint - it's so hard to make the eyes stand out and the dark contours of the face show.  Personally I love to paint black dogs, because it gives me a chance to really let loose with creatively colored highlights.

This 16 x 16 inch square of Percy is my latest portrait, and a shining example of how black actually contains so many different hues.  According to physicists, black is the absence of color, but fortunately that is not the view of an artist!

Do you have a black dog that you love? Would you like to see him or her captured in color? Shoot me an email and let's get started!

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