Ron 2, a second study, 7x5 ins 2014. I used a bit of gouache to convey the whiskers, as it was either that or use masking fluid. As I rarely use either, only when vital, a choice had to be made, I guess. To get the fur I used paint quite thickly, after first painting in light washes to get the shape. Using ultramarine and burnt sienna gives a lovely black, and grey using raw sienna. When painting darks, you have to be careful as contrasts are vital.