I just started work on this new commission of a very cute Havanese dog, named Elvis. I got to meet him yesterday and he's such a sweet dog and very friendly.
I always have trouble with beginning a painting because I have really high expectations for myself and I want the painting to look good right away. But oil painting requires a long term vision and I've learned over the years that paintings progress gradually. I also forgot to oil out the canvas before I started to paint, which makes it more difficult. I'm going to let it dry and work more on it tomorrow or the next day.