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Vivien Maloney
03-04-2012, 08:34 PM
I did this pastel in two sessions. The first, I sketched Jean's Shadow out in Willow Charcoal then I didn't manage to get back to it until today, to finish it.
So I've posted both the progression and the finished painting
8in x 11in - Mi-teintes pastel paper - soft pastels.

Initial Sketch
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Mar-2012/196305-img410.jpg And the finished pastel painting

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Mar-2012/196305-img411.jpg
I changed the sofa color to blue so it would completement "Shadows" colors but I'm not sure it I like the blue background or not.
Thanks for Hosting Jean and the opportunity to paint your beautiful dog.

sho3
03-04-2012, 09:08 PM
Love her eyes!

Valri Ary
03-04-2012, 09:32 PM
It's beautiful...maybe crop out some of the sofa on each side but otherwise Shadow is gorgeous AS IS!!

Paulafv
03-04-2012, 11:43 PM
Beautiful sketch and painting. Lovely outcome.

rozzi
03-05-2012, 01:25 AM
I love this rendition. You have the angle of the head and her eyes spot on.
Ros

connievanwinssen
03-05-2012, 07:52 AM
I love both versions/ stages:)

jlloren
03-05-2012, 08:30 AM
For some reason, I like the charcoal version. That's not saying that the colored version is less beautiful. Great work!

skappy
03-05-2012, 08:57 AM
Very good Viv I like the two stages
Robert

eyepaint
03-05-2012, 11:06 AM
Oh so gorgeous!

Charlie's Mum
03-05-2012, 11:25 AM
This is lovely work Viv - Shadow's fur looks so soft ....... rather like the blue (and the texture).

Vivien Maloney
03-05-2012, 12:30 PM
Thanks for your comments everyone.
I'm still unsure about the blue sofa and I did try cropping a little bit off each side but "Shadow" seemed to need her space on both sides, so I've left it how it is.

justjean
03-05-2012, 01:11 PM
Viv, she is beautiful in both the sketch and the painting, and you got it right she would only allow me or my gdaughter into her close space happily :D

Joan T
03-05-2012, 01:47 PM
Super job, Viv!!!! I love seeing the sketch and then the final piece. Great color and texture!

artastic
03-06-2012, 08:06 AM
Viv, this is a beautiful portrait, I love the charcoal sketch

BUN201
03-06-2012, 08:30 AM
The dog is done beautifully! Love both the charcoal sketch and the finish.

surob
03-06-2012, 02:31 PM
Both are really wonderful!

mginsberg
03-06-2012, 02:35 PM
What a good dog! She looks like she knows what I'm thinking. She deserves a treat, as does the artist.

Deano
03-06-2012, 03:32 PM
Both the initial drawing and the pastel painting are super, Viv!

ExpressiveAngie
03-07-2012, 08:35 AM
The dog is done beautifully! Love both the charcoal sketch and the finish.
i totally agree:clap:

bjcpaints
03-07-2012, 07:53 PM
I opened this thread and said Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Great job!!!!

breadmerchant
03-07-2012, 11:22 PM
Vivien...this is a nicely done pastel...you captured the softness of the body and posture well...

Leya Lakshmanan
03-09-2012, 09:55 PM
I loved the blue...good work!