All of my dog paintings are done in oils. The medium of oil allows me to adjust the body, translucency and sheen of the paint, therefore adding expression to each brush stroke in the pet painting. Oils can take quite some time to dry which gives me the ability to layer and move the composition within the dog painting. I start every dog painting with the eyes. The eyes show the spirit within, and portrays the distinct personality of a dog. From there the painting grows as the personality of each subject reveals itself on the canvas. Please contact me with your ideas so we can discuss them in further detail.