Saturday, March 08, 2008

Mat the Dog

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10 x 14 in  -  25 x 36 cm     Watercolor     Again this came out well. It was another two hour challenge. I used just about all of the time. As I find doing the drawing for a painting can often be a bit of a chore, when I can, I like to draw them in the evening while sitting watching rubbish TV. That way I do not have to look at the screen to follow the often feeble plot. The drawing took me 40 mins last night and the painting just over the hour today.

This is a two color painting. Perylene Maroon and Perylene Green both from Winsor & Newton. As you can see they mix to form a strong dark so you have the choice of a red tinted darks and green tinted darks.

Here is the ref I worked from. It is unchanged and just as supplied for the challenge. So nice to get a strong tight crop. The crop is just perfect to paint from.


  1. That's very nice Roger, and your painting gives the dog so much more than just the photo.

  2. Roger,

    So good to keep up with you! You do such good work. I really love this and as bobc says, your painting goes much further than the photo and he has such a delightful personality.

    patdart, er, Pat