Portrait of Berner Laufhund Flapje:
After drawing the contours I added the first layer of paint, starting
with the background. Pieter, the client, preferred a brownish/ochre
background that complements Flapje's eye color and markings, I totally
agreed. Then I set up her face in coarse black and white swashes and let
I'll work ontop of this in semi transparent washes.
the first layer of paint was dry I added contrast and first details.
I'll gradually refine the shading but will keep the individual bursh
strokes visible to give it a lively appearance.