Commissioned pastel painting of Emma

I just finished this 8″ x 10″ portrait of Emma, a golden labrador.

As with any painting it had it’s challenges. The biggest was trying to keep it loose enough and yet have enough detail to recognize her. The other challenge was the colors. There were so many variations of white and yellow. Too deep of a color would upset the balance. Too light makes it look washed out. As always I started from dark to light. I’m happy with the results.

If you are interested in having a pet portrait painted you can see my prices on the commission page.

Portraits start at $150 for a 5″ x 7″