How A Black Background Improved This Cat Painting [Video]

Cat painting before and after background of black

Cat Painting Before the Black Firstly, let’s take a look at how this cat painting, featuring Mimou (what a cutie) got started. I started by working on white fur in the shadows. While I knew in my head these were white, my eyes couldn’t help but read “Brown and Blue”. Because of the white background, […]

Watch a Pet Portrait Come Together in 6 Minutes (Timelapse)

Painting Oliver: 2 Days in 6 Minutes This beautiful golden dog was a perfect sun-drenched subject for a Christmas Art Gift. In the reference photo, I loved how the greens of the water contrasted Oliver’s warm golden fur, but I didn’t like how other elements in the background broke up his silhouette. For the painting, […]

How to Paint German Shepherd Fur: Full Process Video

This video gives a step-by-steo breakdown of the alla-prima (wet-on-wet) painting technique I use to create the textures, colours and shading in German Shepherd’s beautiful fur. These techniques are some of my favourites to use in all my breed portraits! I love how the oils blend into each other to produce richness and depth. To […]

How Many Layers Does it Take to Paint a Dog’s Eye?

In this video, I’ll be focusing right in on how I paint this lab’s eyes, and will take the piece from sketched-in to fully rendered. I’ve edited out time I spend mixing paint and loading my brush¬† (and staring at the canvas and reference) , but other than that almost every brushstroke is in!¬† For […]