|Abby, phase 1|
14x11, pastel on Ampersand board
Today I decided to play with my pastels. What I discovered is, I am way better at doing dog portraits in oil. *sigh* I will continue to mess with this one. I think the eyes need to be larger and the right eye should be higher. It's a learning curve, for sure. This little dog is relentlessly enthusiastic and has a magical coat. When groomed the apricot disappears, yet reappears once the hair gets longer. How can that be? I think she's a small doodle of some sort. She sure is cute!
|work in place on my Heilman box easel|
I do love working in pastel, usually doing landscapes. I need more fur practice, fur sure!
Stay tuned for more paintings. If you are interested in commissioning a pet portrait, see http://marioncorbinmayer.weebly.com/pet-portrait-commissions.html for details.
I am grateful for the many blessings of my life as it is today.