Harley

Project: (2019) Harley is a friend’s pet, a cute dog with white heart on too of her head. To honor Harley’s memory, my friend has asked me to paint a portrait of her.

Thought Process: Three things that stood out about Harley were her golden eyes, heart mark, and her teal name tag. Instead of going with same color tone, I used blue for shadows. To make her eyes shine, I painted using a warm golden shimmery paint. I chose darker blue to give depth and tie in with the name tag. I’ve tackled pet portraits before but it was few years ago. So diving back into this was a nice change of pace. Especially after seeing the final result, I’ve grown so much and it came out better than I expected.