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Katiepea
03-31-2017, 05:49 AM
Hello everyone!

I've been admiring all your work - so many wonderful masterpieces! I hope you don't mind me sharing my latest pastel in the hope that it will make you smile. I was quite active a couple of year's ago and have just restarted using pastels over the past month or two. (I'm kicking myself for not painting as I've rediscovered how I love it so!)

This was painted on Cansen MT and used a range of pastel pencils combined with some Rembrandt and Art Spectrum softies for impact. The star is Lana, my gorgeous friend's rescue dog. The decking and leaves are also a nod to my friend who is a landscape designer/horticulturalist.

Thank you so much for looking!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Mar-2017/1022692-IMG_0012.JPG

Divasin
03-31-2017, 10:14 AM
Very nice portrait! Love the textures and lively colour scheme.

PeggyB
03-31-2017, 12:19 PM
Indeed I did smile when first I saw your painting. Thank you for sharing the back story too. This is very nice work.

Perry
03-31-2017, 02:35 PM
Great composition and I like how you arranged the
leaves. Very nice painting.

water girl
03-31-2017, 02:48 PM
You have cleverly used the blanket to draw us in. :thumbsup:

Katiepea
04-02-2017, 07:08 PM
Thank you Divasin, Peggy, Perry and Karen for your encouragement. I was quite nervous posting so your kind words mean a lot.

Linda Wolff
04-02-2017, 07:37 PM
Brought a smile to my face.

Still-trying
04-15-2017, 07:48 AM
Kate, you dog portrait is wonderful. His little face is perfect. I would love to see more of your work.