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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Flat Coated Retriever Dog Portrait Painting in Pastel

Words truly cannot express the feelings I experience when the client unwraps their portrait and I get to see their reaction as they finally view it in person for the first time. I often find it overwhelming actually, that through my artistic creations I am able to evoke intense mixed reactions of comfort, joy, sadness and perhaps even closure for the owners as they remember their cherished pet. This, in addition to the heartfelt comments I receive, indicate to me that I indeed succeeded in portraying the animal's true character and likeness... just reward for my efforts.


"Galoche"
pastel on suede
11"x14"
Commissioned Portrait

5 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Colette, this is so amazingly realistic. They will love it I am sure.

Colette Theriault said...

Thank you so much Carol for your compliment! The client was moved to tears which resulted in me ending up shedding a tear or two.

hmuxo said...

I would've been in tears as well, Colette! This is absolutely gorgeous! Damn, you're good!!!!!
I have to say I can't believe this was only 11x14...It looks like it would have been a larger painting! LOVE, LOVE it!!!!Congratulations!!!

Colette Theriault said...

How kind of you to say Hilda! I want you to know I appreciate your comments and for taking the time to write.

Sue Clinker said...

Beautiful work Colette. Its a strange life being a portrait artist isn't it ... we measure success by our clients' tears ;-)