Painted in oils from a gorgeous reference photo by Shirley Davies on Paint My Photo…this is “Hara” the Pit Bull (She is actually a Staffordshire Bull Terrier…one of several breeds that are often grouped together and called Pit Bulls). All the ‘white’ on Hara’s face, neck, and chest gave me the chance to add lots of cooler blues and purples, against the warmer yellow and reddish tones. The highlights in the deep brown on one side of her face had a bluish hue, which I used a bright pigment called cobalt blue to draw it out…whereas the fur on her shoulders being ‘brindle’, was achieved by using a mix of dark brown with reddish and yellow highlights.
Unfortunately, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, along with several other breeds, such as the American Pit Bull Terrier are being unfairly categorized as dangerous and vicious dogs… BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) has been introduced in some cities and states in this country, such as Denver, CO; where owning and keeping one as a pet is illegal. This is the case in approximately 12 other countries besides the USA. In many cases, family pets like Hara, with absolutely no history of aggression, are being removed from their homes; and taken to shelters. Often, since there are not enough adoptive or foster homes…they are even being euthanized.
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