12 x 9, pastel
Love basset hounds, those sad eyes and droopy ears. I have been wanting to paint this guy since I saw him at a Farmers' Market. He had a buddy (another basset) but he just wouldn't cooperate with the camera.
I took a hint from Rita Kirkman and under painted the non-white areas of the dog with Azo Gold acrylic paint (diluted). You can see it peeking through on the body, ears and head. I tried really hard not to go heavy with the pastel and leave it showing through. Thanks, Rita. Without the under painting, I don't think I could have covered the Wallis white paper without using heavy pastel . You can see below that with the layers of gold acrylic, I had a head start on completing the painting.
I also added green and violet in the white shadows--who knew! What they say holds true--value is more important than color! If the value is correct, almost any color will work and it is way more interesting than gray!!!