I tried a little bit of a new technique for this one (I have big plans for very different paintings this week) I laid down a really dark base and then wiped out the lighter areas of my composition. I found this technique on this blog post, by an artist named Doug Braithwaite (the blog is written from the perspective of his wife, which I think is really great, sometimes I wish I never had to talk about what I'm painting)
Oil on hardboard panel, 11x14 inches
Ps. Clearly Charlie is having a really tough day, he likes to sit right under where I'm painting, and probably gets himself splattered with paint.