Cocker Spaniel Pet Portrait
Cocker spaniels are one of the cutest dog breeds and are a delight to paint, with their soft curls and gentle eyes. Click on the name to see Paige’s portrait in full.
The finest Pastel Paintings
Black dogs can be a challenge for an Artist, but if you have a good quality photo to work with it is possible to see the rich tones in the coat. Having deep reds and blues as the under layer building up with greys and blacks will make the effect more vibrant.
Pastels, like oil paint are made up of pure pigments which are bound together. I use the top brands of pastel which have fantastic lightfast qualities, as good, if not better, than oils. These paintings will last a lifetime and more, if protected under glass.
Portraits from photos
I find that pastels lend themselves very well to animal paintings as you can achieve a soft depth which is so realistic you feel you could reach out and touch them. As long as it is under glass you risk no chance of ruining your treasured piece of art. Portraits make a perfect gift for any occasion, birthdays, weddings or just a gift to yourself.