My most recent pastel pet portrait is of Leon, a beautiful Australian Shepherd. The portrait was a wedding gift from my client and her sister to their niece and her husband. When my client and I met, she brought along photographs and the one we decided on was of Leon sitting between his owners, which also happened to be the wedding invitation. She said if I needed any more for reference, I could visit the website for their wedding. Most of the photos on the site were of Leon, so I knew he had a very special place in their hearts! Below you will see the progress of the painting from the original charcoal drawing I start with all the way to the finished piece. The painting is done on 14″ x 11″ tan Ampersand Pastelbord. Let me know what you think in the comments below.
At this point, my client and I agreed to tone the background down a bit more.
Thanks for viewing the progress of Leon, have a blessed day and would love to hear from you!