Puppy In The Daffs – Sold

This was a beautiful commission to paint. Such a lovely scene, a Dogue de Bordeaux puppy standing in a field of daffodils. The colours are just gorgeous, some of my favourite combinations!


But daffs are quite tricky in colour terms. I needed a grey green that could be warmer in some areas and cooler in others. So I worked up a colour panel to try out different mixes of blues and yellows.


I used anthraquinone blue with cadmium yellow, Naples yellow, titanium white and touches of of orange to grey out the mixture.

Here’s a close up of that lovely face :-)


A Cold Nose

There’s nothing like fun in the snow to make you feel on top of the world. This beautiful Dogue de Bordeaux is enjoying the taste of winter. She is such a gorgeous colour and I loved painting this portrait of her with the snow on her nose and on her muzzle.

Dogue de Bordeaux
A Cold Nose
10×8 inch oil on board

And here’s a close up detail…

She is my first Dogue de Bordeaux and I enjoyed painting her so much I don’t think it’ll be my last.