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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:

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

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

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  3. 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!!!

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  4. Fabulous Colette. Works well with the background colours

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

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  6. Glad you think so Sue! Thanks a bunch!

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

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

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  9. 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-

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