Wednesday, May 18, 2011

King Charles Spaniel pastel portrait painting with artist Gary Regnier

Pastel portrait of Sirus. Various pastels and pastel pencils on La Carte approx 15x11. Completed between February and April 2009. I spent about 20 hours on this although some of that time was experimenting with my then new Unison reds, red earths, brown earths, and oranges. For a reference I had several photos on a DVD disc on a TV monitor. There were 3 sets with different levels of lighting so I could see into the shadows and I used a film with the drawing on it to keep check here and there. I can see a few areas that need a few touches but it's pretty much complete.