Matted 12 x12 inches
Today I painted from the inside out. Let me explain. Below you will see steps one and two. I usually paint from my darkest value shapes to my lightest but this dog was full of mid-tone planes. I wanted to find colors for all those changes . So that is what I did below in step 1.
Once this was done. I mixed up some dark values to place in the shadow shapes. Trying to not cover all my careful mid-tone painting in the process. That is below in Step 2