Colored pencil commission takes a surprising tack.

This is a first!  While working out the composition for a full colored pencil commission , I sent a picture of the pencil sketch to my client.  She immediately shot an email back asking me to "STOP!"  She liked the pencil sketch so much, she wished to buy it as is. Of course I'll "clean" it up a bit before I let it go.  Here's the most recent photo.  I will continue to darken a little here and there and  brighten a highlight or two. The piece started out as a horizontal, but the client wanted  me to show pool water, so now it is square.  Interesting development, wouldn't you agree?

Ginger isn't sure what to make of these interlopers.

Ginger,  isn't sure what to make of this mess.  For one thing, her precious walks were impacted by the hours Mom spent making it. The stupid dogs won't move.  They smell like paint thinner.  What the hey?

Here's Sophie with her brother Oliver.

This is my latest commission. These are 4 month old puppies ; Oliver the English Cream Golden Retriever and Sophie the Golden Doodle. My client wished to capture that fleeting stage of puppy hood, a time that is so busy with training that it is difficult to appreciate the cuteness. This portrait was painted with Prismacolors on 100% rag 4 ply mat board. Dimensions 24x24"

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