This is the next step of Alfred’s pet portrait. Today, I have started blocking in basic colours for the background and added some more detailed shading to Alfred’s head and body. Up to this stage, no white has been added into the portrait. I like to start with pure pigment first as I find that white dulls everything down. As I carry on with painting, I will distance the mountains, to create more of a perspective and to push Alfred into the foreground.

Tomorrow, I will start working on the detail in the whole painting and correcting any colours or shapes that aren’t up to scratch. Below are photographs of the pet portrait in its second stage.

Dalmatian dog portrait in acrylic - progress image 2

Alfred’s pet portrait in progress – step 2

Dalmatian pet portrait in acrylic on canvas - progress image 2

Working on Alfred’s pet portrait – step 2