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artbykarieann
02-11-2017, 07:45 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Feb-2017/1965923-duck-tolling-retriever-portrait.jpg
Meet Lola, my first duck tolling retriever painted in pastel.
8x12 inches on pastelmat.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Feb-2017/1965923-duck-tolling-retriever-stage-1.JPG
As ever, I dive in with the background. I do this as I think it makes the subject stand out, none of the fine fur detail is lost where they meet. I used sennelier sticks for the background (I treated myself to the whole set and am in love!!!)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Feb-2017/1965923-duck-tolling-retriever-stage-2.JPG
Here is a shot of my easel. I use a spare bit of pastelmat to check out colours (think this one is almost full!)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Feb-2017/1965923-duck-tolling-retriever-stage-5.JPG
You can see I use layers to work up the fur, first a general base colour, then I add finer details in light layers building up the colour and texture.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Feb-2017/1965923-duck-tolling-retriever-stage-6.JPG
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Feb-2017/1965923-duck-tolling-retriever-stage-9.JPG
Here you can the chest area has been worked, it is very time consuming to add so many layers but it seems to work well for fur so I think it's worth the effort.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Feb-2017/1965923-duck-tolling-retriever-portrait.jpg
And the finished lady, isn't she stunning! I met her in person as I took my own references which is such a nice thing to do, plus it gives you an insight into the personality of the dog. Lola was very gentle and well behaved so she suited a soft focus background so all the attention would be on her.
As ever, any questions, please do feel free to ask :wave:

KreativeK
02-11-2017, 09:43 AM
Truly fantastic with such amazing detail. Beautiful work!

Barbra G
02-11-2017, 04:50 PM
What a gorgeous dog and a magnificent portrait, WOW, just beautiful.

Triduana
02-11-2017, 05:09 PM
Beautiful portrait of a lovely dog. I like seeing the pictures of how you build the colour up.

tuscanny
02-11-2017, 11:09 PM
Fantastic!

Plum21
02-12-2017, 02:25 AM
wow

Ohiohawk97
02-12-2017, 10:39 AM
Awesome and so photorealistic! Exceptional work.:)

eyepaint
02-12-2017, 11:36 AM
Oh! Gorgeous! Wow!

chammi kaiser
02-13-2017, 12:52 AM
Masterly portrait of a very beautiful dog. Thank you so much for sharing the process.

fedetony
02-13-2017, 03:54 AM
what a beauty, thank you for sharing the process as well...
The whiskers, how you did those? they look amazing!

Schuee
02-13-2017, 01:00 PM
Brilliant. Thank you for the progress shots.