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Friday, June 12, 2009

Sassi the Schnauzer

Detail of Sassi.

And here is the finished 50x60cm pastel portrait!

This photo was used for fur colour and direction on the body.

This photo was used for the main composition.

This photo was used for the head.

Well here is the portrait I have been working on which was commisssioned as a surprise anniversary gift. I actually got to meet Sassi as she lives not far from me. I really enjoyed this commission although I had difficulty with the selection of a suitable composition at first because although I was provided with many photos not many of them were good enough to work from. These are the main photos I worked from to achieve the finished portrait. I am now looking forward to finishing Trusty Steeds! If you enjoyed this post please consider becoming a follower of my blog. See the Followers section down the right side of my blog. You may like to add me to you own blog. If So my link is


  1. Oh Sally. This is wonderful. Your friend would be so thrilled.

    I hope mine turns out good. LOL

    Great Job.

  2. Thanks Dors. I was pretty pleased with the way it turned out and so was the client! After seeing your spaniel i am sure yours will be great!

  3. Beautiful Sally, I expect the lucky recipient will be over the moon.

  4. Your work is wonderful! So glad I found your blog.

  5. Thankyou Karie and Gwen. Gwen I love yor work with its luscious brush strokes. I particulaly like the taxi painting.


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