Once I begin my painting, I always begin with your pet's eyes. It's where we all connect. When painting the eyes, first examine the colors, highlights, shadows. The darkest part of the eye will be the pupil and the out rim of the iris. This is true on both dogs and humans. Look closely at YOUR eyes and you will notice the same. It is vitally important to add a speck or two of white to the pupil. This indicates life!!!
If you have ever considered having a painting of your beloved pet, trust me with this, it will be a decision that you never EVER will regret! This is Gretal. She's given her family many years of unconditional love. Hope you enjoy these steps of progress in painting a pet portrait! Blessings