"Jenny", 11x14", pastel
You never know where your next commission will come from...
A while back I used to belong to a co-op gallery in Cary and knew a wonderful photographer named Jennifer Weinberg, who now has her own space in Raleigh and teaches classes as well as provides beautiful photography.
Haven't seen her in a while, but she recommended me to a client looking for a dog portrait.
So here's a shout out to Jennifer - thank you! :)
Jenny's portrait is to be a surprise present from a caring wife for her husband's 40th birthday... he owned Jenny her whole life (@16 years) and misses her terribly.
This piece was tricky because I couldn't meet Jenny, or take photos of course. So I used two different photos from the client to get the portrait here.
The main photo was used for her face, but she was wearing a lavender bandana.
The client wanted her in her red collar, as it was more "Jenny" than the bandana. She also wanted her later on in years...thus adding the gray/white hairs around her eyes, muzzle and chest.
Not knowing how to do such tricks in photoshop, I played around with the images to achieve this painting. (Will show the client shortly.)
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