|This is the finished painting. 12″x16″ pastel on velour.|
|This was one of the reference photos I worked from. I had a selection
of others too just to get the colours of the coat in different light.
|As I liked the composition of the photo I had very little to do
other than sketch directly from the photo. This is my
line drawing transferred onto the light grey colour velour.
|Working the background first as always I’ve tried to replicate
the out of focus look of the plants outside. There’s also a
faint hint of Maud’s reflection. Pastels are so great for this
type of effect as they blend so easily!
|I’ve worked the top left and am moving across the dog. For
animals of all sorts it about following the grain of their fur
as it gives a sense of the shape and form underneath.
|This was Maud framed with a triple mount leaving some space
between in the painting and the first mount.