Springer Spaniel Pet portrait in Pastels
How Bertie came together.....
Bertie had very sadly and recently passed away and I was asked to create a Pastel portrait as a surprise gift for Bertie's owner as a memorial to him. The reference photo was a great pose but I needed to adapt the detail a little as the photo was lacking in detail somewhat.
Initially I apply the base layers and then the fine detail is then added which will be tweaked as I go along, lightening or darkening tones and adding on those very tiny hairs around the face. A soft beige tonal background was added to compliment Bertie's warm colours.
The Final Framed Portrait
The finished portrait was framed with the very popular 'RUSTIC' frame coupled with a double cream mount and a Gold name plaque applied into the mount.