Pet portrait – Khaleesi

Pet portrait of a loved Rottweiler, glazed in oil paints on canvas by portrait artist based in the UK Matt Harvey
Khaleesi, oil on board, 50x60cm

This is a painting I completed a while back. I was sent a photo and worked from that. Khaleesi is an amputee! Glazing really lends itself to painting fur, and this was completed in 3 passes. I didn’t work up from a grisaille but blocked in the colour areas, deepening and enriching the layers with glazes. Below are some of the process photos.