Cocoa on Brighton Beach

Cocoa the dachshund puppy, sitting expectantly on Brighton Beach. 'As the warm sun shined he rested in the shade, sand on his nose as he sniffed the sea breeze and watched quietly the people passing by.'

I started the painting as I usually do with oils, by painting in earth colors, burnt umber and raw umber, then adding white to emphasise the highlights. After that I added various glazes to produce the the fineness and color of Cocoa's fur. Sold to a private collector in Rome.