While custom pet portraits can be done with any background, there are a few guidelines to follow. When using a photo for reference, the background should compliment the pet’s fur color, ideally being opposite each other on the color wheel. For instance, a yellow lab would look great with a deep purple or blue background. However, a dog’s coat texture is more important than its background color. If you choose a background that is too busy, it can be distracting and make the painting look too busy.
Backgrounds For Dog Paintings
The most common subjects for dog paintings are yellow and black dogs, but you can also use images of other pets as backgrounds. You can paint a simple oil portrait of your pooch or a more detailed oil painting of your beloved pet. A dog’s coat and personality is the most important part of the painting, so make sure it is accentuated by the right background. Below are some tips to help you create the perfect background for your dog painting.