Tag Archives: pet portraits

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 […]

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portrait of a child and a dog

8″ x 8″ pastel painting It was a week of portrait work. Meet my grandson Coen. There were so many photos to choose from and this is one of my favorites. I just love his expression. The reference photo was small and a bit fuzzy so I needed to work out some of the details by drawing from experience. […]

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golden retriever SOLD

[singlepic id=1581 w=400 float=center] 5 x 7 pastel painting SOLD golden retriever I used a surface which is new to me for this painting – Pastel Card by Sennelier. Fun to work with! Summer is a love-hate season for me. I enjoy the weather but painting time frequently gets lost to yard work and more time with family […]

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Takeyce’s dog – facebook friends SOLD

[singlepic id=1559 w=420 float=center] 5″ x 7″ unframed pastel portrait SOLD For today’s facebook friends portrait I decided to paint a friend’s dog. Takeyce Walter painted a self portrait recently and it’s a wonderful painting. While searching through her images I came across her dog who I had to paint! So I think this series […]

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