Clandestine Christmas Commission

IMG_4752_newThis is the first of two companion commissions. This older doggie presented a few challenges. He really does have blueish highlights and is quite grey/white.  The tricky painting part of a black dog is finding the tonal values and working with them.  The photos I had to work from were quite purplish not really the colour. The photo is exaggerating the colors as well.... but you get the idea.