This is a commissioned work that I just completed and the steps to create the painting.
I started out with a fairly detailed pencil sketch of the puppy in graphite. Doing a more detailed drawing first helps me establish my values before I begin the painting process.
The drawing transferred to the painting surface. Gold and orange washes are glazed in as the warm underpainting.
Darks are roughly painted into the fur and in the face.
The completed painting of Chloe.