Candy the Havanese Finished Pet Portrait

This is the completed painting of Candy. This turned out to be an almost mirror image of the original sketch which is not always the case. Sometimes things change as the painting moves along,but not this time. I love how the purple background allows her black and white fur to really stand out. The photo I used to create the painting around was shot with a flash–which is something I ask my clients to avoid. However in this case, I was able to compensate during the painting process. The Havanese is a breed I know pretty well (and love) and I paint many of them–my own little dog is a Havie!