This 'pup' is painted on cold press and I really don't like how the paint took to the paper. Time to get out the hot press!
'I love Dogs, but cold press paper.....not so much!'
Acrylic on cold press watercolour paper
Viewing the scanned image (and it is pretty true to colour) - the lower part of the painting has much better darks than the 'top' (the face). When I next paint, and have mixed a 'black' I will add a bit of 'dark' to some of those areas and see what happens.
Have a lovely day wherever you are!