The Dog of the Day – my nieces lab Reagan with his birthday hat on. Happy Birthday Reagan!! Did I say a yellow lab is much harder to paint than a black one. Especially with a limited gouache palette.
All you need for a black lab is a dark indigo blue for the black with a touch of the English red and a lighter blue and a bit of red for the collar and you gue.
The yellow lab? 😳 So many shades of cream, buff, peach, Browns, purples, greys and white. Red for the tongue and a bit of dark purple.
And ps Azo yellow is NOT a good color for a yellow lab. It’s too lemony and turns him green when mixed with white and painted over the colors I was using. Any blue remotely near it turned it green. 😜 Not so with the Indian yellow which is very strange.
I did use a lot of light purples for the greys.
Background is watered down turquoise.
Thanks for looking!