This is the photo I used for the painting. He looks so happy with a big smile on his face!
I started with a quick sketch and then blocked in the blacks and rusts on his head and face.
I used purples for the shadows to work with the complementary color, yellow, used in the whites of his fur. I added his bright, hunter orange collar, bright pink tongue, and sparkling eyes that capture his sweet, gentle personality and happy demeanor.
"Happy Dog Frankie, version 2", oil on panel, 12" x 12", c. Charlene Marsh, Code #111515 S 12x12.
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