Here is a watercolour portrait of a pair of black Labrador dogs I completed last week.The painting is for a returning customer as a memory of the two dogs, Drummer and Buddy who are sadly no longer here. The portrait is A3 size and taken from a photo with them standing a little further apart than in the portrait. I arranged the composition to get them to fit better onto one portrait. I started by sketching out the composition, and painting the grass background first. I then used masking fluid to screen some of the grass in front of the body areas before painting in the black, gradually adding more detail of the fur and grass areas.