Hello again. I thought I would share two more pastel pet portraits that I completed yesterday. The first one is a commissioned Spaniel portrait and the second one is a painting of my beloved Border Collie, Murphy, who passed away 6 years ago. I hope you like them:
Hello everyone. Over the past few days I have been working on various pastel pet portraits, a challenge card (docrafts) and a challenge painting (pure watercolour) all things I really love doing. So here they are:
This top pastel portrait is my stepson's puppy, Missy. I have painted her as a gift for him
The owner of the dog groomers where some of my paintings are displayed asked me to paint a portrait of her pot bellied pig, Winston, who sadly passed away last year. Having never painted a pig before I found it quite challenging but hopefully it will pass.
Commissioned card featuring cross stitching by my good friend. The order was for a tri colour Cavalier King Charles Spaniel so I decided to turn the card into a kennel.
card from my stash
X Cut letter dies
Stamps from stash
Embroidery thread for bows
I painted this pretty girl in pastel this afternoon. She was a challenge set by my husband. Breeze is another dog we occasionally look after and my husband wanted to see if I could rise to his challenge of capturing her beauty. Well what do you think?
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This is a little dog that we are looking after for the weekend. He is called Castro and he is a Havanese. He is such a sweet natured little fellow with a cheeky face. I took such a lovely photograph of him yesterday which inspired me to paint him in pastels. I hope you like it.
There's no stopping me now tehe! Here are 2 more beautiful pets preserved in pastels.
This first one is my friend's cat who she sadly had to send over rainbow bridge ladt week. She had a favourite photograph of her, so I decided to paint a copy if it in pastel for her. I haven't given it to her yet ad I want to frame it.
This second pastel painting is a commissioned one. I was asked by a husband and wife who attend my local Slimming World group to paint their dog's portrait. Yet again I havdn't given it to them yet, so I am hoping they will approve of my effort.
I used my usual Hahnemuhle pastel paper, Sennelier soft pastels, Derwent pastel pencils and Inscribe soft pastels.
My 11 year old grandaughter was staying with us at the weekend and as the weather was a bit miserable we decided to paint in pastels together. Freya chose to copy a photo of one of my dogs that I had painted previously and what a fantastic job she did too, especially as she hasn't really used this medium before.
I chose to paint my friends' 2 Westies as a Christmas present for them
And here is my painting
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Pastel painting of another delightful house guest. This is Lola, a Bedlington Terrier, she is such a gentle natured little girl.
I used: Carrè hard pastels
Sennelier soft pastels
Inscribe soft pastels
Derwent pastel pencils
On Hanhemuhle Velour Pastel paper
Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy looking at my pastel painting.
My husband asked me to paint our six dogs plus Pippa, ( the white dog far right) who has been a long term visitor for the past 5 years until recently....She and her mummy have moved to Devon. Anyway, as he did not know what he wanted for his birthday in August, he then decided that this is what he wanted. So I have spent the weekend doing something I love.
I used an A2 sheet of Hahnemuhle velour pastel paper, Sennelier soft pastels, Inscribe soft pastels, Derwent pastel pencils, Daler Rowney pastel pencils.
Fortunately, he loves it and is going to get it framed......result!
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I painted this handsome little fellow as an anniversary present for my friends'. We often look after Buster who is very special to us as he used to be wary of people and other dogs until he started staying with us and our six pack lol. My friends were over the moon with their gift and as luck would have it already had a convenient space on their wall to hang it.
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I used Faber Castell Polychromos and Spectrum Noir Primaries on Windsor and Newton Bristol Board Ultra Smooth paper.
I am trying out different qualities and textures of paper at the moment and must say I love the smoothness of this one. The pencils just glide across it and blend beautifully.
This Maine Coone was created using a magnificent photograph by Robert Sijka in Derwent and Daler Rowney pastel pencils on Hanhemuhle Velour Pastel paper, yet again it is a texture I was trying for the first time and I LOVE IT!