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John Palmer Fine Art
03-11-2017, 01:58 PM
It's been way too long since my last interaction on Wetcanvas, life has taken over rather:) So I thought I would break the ice so to speak, by posting this recent pastel I had the pleasure to paint of a truly beautiful animal.
No critiques please on this one as it's complete and with it's new owner.

I'll try not to be a stranger in the future:) http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2017/123047-SAFFEY_PASTEL_WATERMARKED.jpg

bluemoonstar
03-11-2017, 03:17 PM
That's a beautiful portrait! What a soulful face. Love the colors.

banananna20032003
03-11-2017, 03:37 PM
Outstanding work! The eyes are amazing.

Vivien Maloney
03-11-2017, 04:43 PM
Welcome back John! Good to see you back with us!:wave:

Outstanding painting and so very beautifully rendered! You have caught the emotion and the character of this beautiful dog. I feel as if I'd like to give him a hug - love this painting!

Triduana
03-11-2017, 05:13 PM
Beautiful portrait. I love the softness. :)

CSForest
03-12-2017, 01:53 AM
My favorite kind of dog! They are wonderful! And it shows here in that beautiful face!

John Palmer Fine Art
03-12-2017, 04:40 AM
Thank you all for your lovely comments!
I forgot the protocol, this was made with Unisons and a variety of pastel pencils on Pastelmat. :)

chammi kaiser
03-12-2017, 04:50 AM
Hi John - great to see your work again. This is absolutely stunning. Beautiful dog and you caught the expression so well. Love it.

Equus Art
03-12-2017, 09:46 AM
So well done. Beautiful color harmony and total sweetness.

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Misted-Dream
03-12-2017, 12:50 PM
Really lovely work, John! I'm sure they loved it. :)

Schuee
03-12-2017, 04:30 PM
Excellent! A lovely portrait.

tuscanny
03-12-2017, 11:51 PM
Beautiful work.

LibbyG
03-13-2017, 12:17 AM
I love the idea of including the dog's toy!

John Palmer Fine Art
03-13-2017, 01:01 PM
Thanks again for all of your encouraging comments, Libby, the toy idea was the dog's owners.Sadly it is a posthumous portrait.

KreativeK
03-13-2017, 09:26 PM
John, welcome back! This is truly genious!

fedetony
03-14-2017, 05:50 AM
I already commented on your xp... its a wow ;)

John Palmer Fine Art
03-16-2017, 05:46 AM
Many thanks Kaye:)