I have started to add some color to the painting. I think you have to remember to add the colors underneath that will show thru in the finished painting. For me I have to always remember to go dark enough so that the lighter colors that come later will really show up. I added some browns, sepia and more black. I also put pink in the dog’s ears. I finished his eyes and put some white in the muzzle. I have started the legs in this photo. He also has his legs crossed. A habit that was particular to him. That makes the portrait special. I think it helps to include those details when you paint. Please don’t hesitate to email me with your questions and comments.