Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Bichon Frise dog portrait (painting) commission

As I was working on this portrait my heart started melting as soon as I was done drawing this dog's expressive eyes. What a darling little face!! I'm so lucky to have the best job in the world!!

It is always my goal to achieve the most accurate likeness and expression of each and every commissioned portrait I create. I'm very happy to say that the clients were "over the moon" when they saw the final piece... despite the fact it also brought tears to their eyes. I was told that Scooby had recently passed on the the rainbow bridge.  I understand fully how loosing a beloved pet is hard to take, loosing my faithful gal only a year ago today. But time heals the wounds and we learn to move on...forever left with their paws on our heart!

Here are a few more steps showing the progress of the soft pastel portrait, with the final image at the bottom.

Bichon Frisé
soft pastels


  1. Bonjour,

    Quel joli portrait que ce celui de ce charmant toutou !
    J'imagine le chagrin de son maître...
    Je suis certaine que votre magnifique oeuvre doit adoucir leur peine.
    Je ne connais pas ce petit toutou mais vous avez merveilleusement bien travaillé. Tout en finesse et émotion.... Toutes mes félicitations.

    Gros bisous 🎀

  2. I can see why they loved this portrait Colette! I love the curly fur.....they will treasure this piece forever !!!!

  3. Beautiful portrait of a very cute dog. I'm sure they'll love and treasure this memorial

  4. Thanks very much Sue!I had fun creating his lovely curls too!