This is the latest addition to my stock of artwork for sale at the Garrion Bridges Art & Antiques Centre. “Olive”, the deerhound has featured on this blog before and her pastel painting is now waiting for a new owner. I decided to pop this pastel onto a pre-cut mount, rather than having it framed, to give the buyer the opportunity to select their own frame, so we’ll see if this proves a good idea or not. If so, I’ll try a few more – back to the drawing board….literally! 🤓
Here’s a noble looking breed of dog which I thought might work well in soft pastel, given its fluffy coat. I spotted this beauty with her owners in a car park in Ulverston and after a brief chat, they very kindly allowed me to take a few shots of her. She seemed very used to having her photo taken and posed fabulously! Hope I’ve done her justice.
Every so often it’s nice to have a break from doing the same thing. Although I really enjoy painting our furry and feathered friends, the two legged variety can be just as interesting and have as much character. Here are a couple of people portraits which were good fun to do. One is a face from a random photo who looks as though his day isn’t going particularly well! The other is someone a little closer to home ❤️