Two gorgeous dogs to paint.  Possibly a King Charles spaniel mixed with Dachshund?  Although the lighting of the photograph is indoor lighting I thought this would work really well and loved the rich purples and reds in the surrounding fabrics.  I’ve taken quite a few progress shots for this so I hope you enjoy the build up.

The finished painting, pastel on velour 14″x13″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a mixture of the colours I’m using out in
front of me.  Sometimes I’ll have the same colour but in
different sizes and shapes of pastel that has been
worn down providing a choice of edges and
shapes to use.

 

 

 

 

 

Here are all the colours I used in the painting.
Quite a limited number and it often is as I want
continuity throughout the painting.

 

A good view of my desk set up and how I organise my pastels.