"Joonie", pastel, 9x12"
This wonderful dog is the rescued pet of a good artist friend who asked me to paint their dog for her husband's Christmas present. I love being in on surprise gifts :) I get to be in on the fun!
She asked me to paint smaller than I usually do...this is done on a 9x12"pastelboard. This surface allows for great details, yet I usually prefer colorfix paper. Joonie was great for her photoshoot - sooo smart yet friendly. It was late afternoon when the light and shadows were fabulously dramatic...I left the sky the intense blue it was....reflects Joonie's equally bright spirit!
A pleasure from start to finish. Love painting pet portraits...they make the best gifts!
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