I've made several adjustments on this dog as I've gone along, and I'll make more yet. You can see some of the details now. The T-1 11 siding for skirting on the trailer house, the shadow of the dog, the colors of the house. The day we took the photos of this dog the weather was cold, I couldn't stand to paint him this way so I changed the day to summertime instead of winter. My dog might be lonely but I don't want him cold too.
The line of the skirting on the trailer is to close to the top of the dog's head in the shadow so I think I'll move the shadow down a bit. Shadows can be weird and people accept it because you see so many strange shapes in them. I think I can get away with changing that for the sake of this painting.
I also think, I'll smooth out the top of the painting, where it's the side of the house. It's to distracting to have so much texture there. I was using to small a brush when I did that and it made a lot of marks. So many things to think about !
The Farmers' Museum
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