Sorry but at the moment this looks more like a blue Labrador than a black one combination of my camera and monitor I think.....well actually I know cos it don't look that blue on the easel. This is the one that I had hoped to have on Monday but scrapped as it wasn't doing anything for me, this one is different knew the minute the eyes went in that things were going to go well...off course there's time yet :). Getting back to the eyes its what appealed to me right from the start about this young Lab she has the most soulful eyes, for everyone not just her owner. Met her last year at a local show where she and some other gundogs were giving a demonstration. When I'm painting portraits eyes are the first thing I do....I go back to them as the portrait developes but if I've cracked the eyes it becomes personal to me and then everything else just seems to fall into place. Hopefully will get a bit more done this evening but probably won't finish it........I do so envy those who can consistantly finish a painting a day.
Hope your having fun with your art whereever you are :))