My latest pet portrait features a colorful painting of a champagne pitbull terrier dog named Ceaser. Created with acrylic paints on a square 8″ x 8″ stretched canvas, completed on November 5, 2020. This is the first time I have done a square canvas, and I think it really works well for this subject! For those of you who are not familiar with the term, “champagne” is one of the color variations of pitbulls, and it is a dilute light grayish-tan color, like a very light fawn, and they have a red nose. You can view a larger image of this painting in my Portfolio.
Recreating Ceasar’s fur color in my colorful style was a bit challenging. It is not really orange, but not really gray either, somewhere in between, and dilute in color. For this portrait, I did something a bit differently than my usual process. I mixed several colors together to create a base coat as similar to his fur color as I could. For the champagne areas, I mixed unbleached titanium, light yellow, a bit of orange, and some fluorescent pink. I then layered on additional colors, such as purple, pink, blue, orange and yellow, all mixed with a bit of white to dilute them and create a more pastel color palette. The “red” nose was created with magenta, orange, light pink, and white. For the white areas, I used various blues and purples to create the shadows in the neck and body. The eyes were left natural, using amber and brown.
If you like this painting and want one of your own pet, please visit my Pet Portraits Information page. There you can find info about pricing, sizes, and styles.
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