I seem to have too many photos and things to Blog about ... but then run out of time/space. So for tonight, here's a quick and simple update on the two pastel dog portraits I've been working on
This is Scout ( a lady dog, despite the name) and she is intended as a house-warming present for a friend of my client in Singapore. This is pastels on Fisher 400 sanded paper
and how it will look in a cream coloured double mount
I've emailed these photos to my client so just waiting to hear if any amendments are needed.
and a little more work on the Springer Spaniel. The colour looks more orange in this photo than in real life, but I will be doing lots more work on the fur and the ears in particular so I'm not too worried about the colour accuracy at this stage
When my Grand-daughter was here at the weekend she spotted her portrait on my studio wall. It was a drawing done as an experiment when I first tried using coloured pencils on Clairefontaine Pastelmat ... Sophie recognised herself (at approx 18 months old) and so the picture is now hers .... her Mum and Dad have to find a suitable spot at home to hang it :-)
I just liked her expression as she looked back over her shoulder at the camera when I called her name. She has amazing blue eyes!
She is now nearly 3 years old and looks quite different so time for an update perhaps?
OK ... that's it for tonight.