I wasn’t sure I’d finish this guy. Besides the drawing challenges of the foreshortened forelegs, I started on a green tinted canvas as an experiment (I thought maybe the green would be nice with the oranges). BIG MISTAKE! The whole thing looked putrid until I got rid of all the green! When I put that pale blue background on (did it before the dog, even), it was like relieving an itch! I played with colors on my palette and got the oranges, blues and mauves. Once I had the basic colors blocked in, the rest came together. Phew!