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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Portrait of Belgian Malinois Painting in Pastel

As promised, here is the finished and client approved version of the Belgian Malinois dog portrait using pastels.

After sketching the outline and major features of the dog, I worked the top half of the background first.  Then I started with the ears and worked my way down the dog's face. The last part was adding the darker green on the lower half of the background.

You can follow the work in progress on my website

"Zorro"
Belgian Malinois
pastel
9" x 12"
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12 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Impressive!

Colette Theriault said...

Thanks Carol!!!

john said...

Very well done. What else would anyone expect from you?

Colette Theriault said...

John, that is too kind of you to say! Thank you!!

hmuxo said...

I LOVE Zorro, Colette! I'm always amazed on how your portraits are so perfectly painted. His face is SO beautiful and your client will be so pleased!!!

Sue Clinker said...

Fabulous Colette. Works well with the background colours

Colette Theriault said...

Hilda, your comments always make me blush...TY♥

Colette Theriault said...

Glad you think so Sue! Thanks a bunch!

Peter Brown said...

Great work, as usual Colette. I'll bet your client is very happy!

Colette Theriault said...

Peter thanks! It is always a happy moment when the client approves the final portrait.

Crazy Lady said...

Your work is fantastic! Jim absolutely loved the portrait and the cards you included. Thank you for capturing the spirit of his "heart-dog" Zorro.
-Barb-

Colette Theriault said...

It was a pleasure Barb! TY :)