Here is where the Shiloh commission painting stands now. I will be working on it further this weekend. Once the area around his right eye has more done, I think it will be well along.
Here’s the board I have handy to work from. The top photo is the principal one, the black and white next to it shows me the values. The bottom right photo shows his ears, the dreadlocks, that I am incorporating. And the bottom left is the initial practice painting.
I got lost in keeping some of the white areas of his fur, and with watercolor keeping the white paper is imperative. So on the current painting I have a tiny white x in each area to remind me to keep them white.
Here are earlier stages of the painting.