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John Palmer Fine Art
03-18-2013, 08:06 AM
Hi all,

This is a portrait of a friends dog, can't remember the breed type. Size 9" x 8.5" on pastelmat using mostly Unisons and pastel pencils.

Mary Brigid
03-18-2013, 08:19 AM
He is beautiful John. The fur is excellent and I adore his eyes

03-18-2013, 09:52 AM
Absolutely beautiful. Pam

03-18-2013, 09:57 AM
Wow, incredible fur....

03-18-2013, 10:53 AM
Stunning image! Great detail! Working on a Shelty dog now, a nightmare with That hair. How Many layers did you need for this quality?

John Palmer Fine Art
03-18-2013, 11:08 AM
Mary, Pam, Stephanie & Pat thanks very much. I would say there are perhaps six layers and just out of interest I timed this one, 19.5 hours crazy I know!

pastel lover
03-18-2013, 12:39 PM
Wow, John! This is really beautiful with incredible handling of the eyes & fur. I can't imagine how you accomplished so much in so small a format, it impacts so much larger. Great painting.


03-18-2013, 01:20 PM
Wow, John! That dog fur looks great! It looks so natural and full. Your friend will cherish this painting and proudly hang it on the wall.


John Palmer Fine Art
03-18-2013, 04:11 PM
Tanja & Doug - thanks both, really appreciate your comments!

Moises Menendez
03-18-2013, 06:56 PM
Great work! Good use of the tonal values.

03-19-2013, 05:58 AM
I love the expression in his eyes, great job!

03-19-2013, 06:59 AM
Wonderful work John! Looks like a blue roan Cocker Spaniel to me. You got the texture and colour of hair perfect.

03-19-2013, 07:16 AM
Wow she looks like she could just walk off the page, beautiful work :clap:

John Palmer Fine Art
03-19-2013, 12:09 PM
Thanks Moe, Donna, Lovedogs & pointy - You are correct Lovedogs, I just found out that's her breed.

03-19-2013, 04:47 PM
Beautiful portrait John. The fur is excellent, as are the eyes. I can relate to 19 hours, I'm sure if I actually figured out how many hours I spend on some of my paintings I would croak :lol: ! I never finish anything in one sitting, or two, or three.... well, you get the idea. Good things come to those who wait! This is beautiful!

03-19-2013, 07:21 PM
sooper stuff,beautiful


John Palmer Fine Art
03-23-2013, 02:53 PM
Chris - thanks, I,m sure a lot of artists here can relate.

Brian - thanks very much.