grey tone watercolor pet portrait of shih tzu dog on white background by Annie Dash Studios
“Oscar”, 10×8″, Watercolor on Paper by Annie Dash Studios


Oscar is the gentle, sweet-natured Shih Tzu rescue dog belonging to my brother and sister-in-law. When my boys and I visited their home on the East Coast this summer, I was inspired to capture the essence of this precious dog in photographs which I used as reference to paint the work in watercolor. Using only three colors by Winsor & Newton, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna and Dioxazine Purple, I used varying amounts of water to create different levels of pigment for the piece.

I truly loved creating  this work and hope their family enjoys the original painting in good health for many years to come!

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