Though I simply LOVE painting animals it’s nice for an artist to take on new challenges or mix up the pot a bit. My recent commission “Crouton” was just such a departure. I had such a great time tackling this painting and the client was over the moon with the finished product. I painted this oil painting in the same way I have with my recent pet portraits. I used what is called the flemish technique that you can read about here in my old blog post on the process of painting Thoroughbred “Rydilluc”
Here are my process pics for “Crouton”. It was a lot of work, a lot of fun and great learning experience. I look forward to my next project from this client.