After more tweaking, I think I’m done – at least for now. Per Shelley’s suggestion, I modeled the right dog’s head more. And I also added pure white to the sky and some of the highlights. I liked the warmth of the very light yellow, but I like the addition of the white as it both brightens it and cools it. I’ll do a final review in a month or so when I’m getting my SAA application together.
But what shall I call this painting? I think this is the first one I’ve done in a long time that I didn’t have a name for from the beginning. I don’t know the names of these dogs, or even what sex they are. But I’ve been thinking of the black one as a boy and the other as a girl. They look like a “Barney” and “Pixie” to me. And they are waiting patiently. So how about “Barney and Pixie – Patiently Waiting.”