This beautiful boy began with a pthalo blue and grey acrylic background. The outline of the important shapes on the dog were placed on the dry background and the darkest darks were painting first. The dark browns were a mixture of turkey umber and asphaltum. The blues were mixtures of shiva ice blue, cobalt blue and white. The redder browns added burnt sienna. The blue underpainting was allowed to peek through also adding an interesting dark.