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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Smokey and Twinkle

Above is how I am going to layout the portrait of Smokey and Twinkle. It is just their photographs laid out on the paper I will be using. This is always a good way to give an idea of what the portrait will look like when finiished. The background colour chosen is a light burgundy. Today I have sketched the outline and I am almost ready to begin pastel work. The portrait will be 50x60cm. I usually start with the eyes and nose and work out from there working all over on bits that need attention until progressively the portrait reaches completion. Apart from the eyes and nose the portrait just kind of happens! I met two little dogs on the weekend who looked just like Smokey and Twinkle. Their names were Hamish and Angus and they had wandered off from their owner who was most relieved when they turned up safe and sound. I was glad when the owner turned up as they had no phone number on their collars and I did not know what I would have done with them apart from take them home!! They were very sweet. 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. Hi Sally, I enjoyed viewing your blog...great work! Roby

  2. Thanks Roby I love your paintings of bees!


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