So were a nicely settling into the New Year. I say that, but lets be honest it hasn’t been the greatest start with a National Lockdown again. However the pet portraits are continuing, which is great news for me and hopefully you as well. Do please still contact me with any enquiries you may have reagrding any portrait you may have. I may just take a little longer than usual to reply as I am juggling the dreaded homeschooling as well

Mikey, dog pet portraits in pastel

First Pet Portraits of 2021 – Stanley


Minature schnauzer dog portraits in pastel

The very first pet portrait hot off the easel in 2021 was the beautiful Stanley.

This gorgeous boy is a birthday gift for a 50th birthday at the middle of this month. I know my clients are very sad they won’t be able tto give Stanleys portrait in person due to the lockdown restrictions , but hopefully the portrait of this beautiful boy will go someway to making up for the horrid situation we find ourselves in currently.

For his pet portrait I used pan pastels for the background and pastel pencils for Stanley himself. I love the pan pastels more and more and I have a bit of amore in depth discussion as to how I use them in this blog

Marvelous Mikey!

Mikey, dog pet portraits in pastel

What can I say about this gorgoeus chap! Not only has he the most piercing and mesmerising eyes, but he has the sweetest face. He is a beautiful boy and I have been so excited to paint him for my client. Again he is a birthday gift and I am so looking forward to hearing what the recipient thinks. Sometimes pet portraits just come together with such ease and are an absolute pleasure from beginning to end, Mikeys dog portrait was one of these. I loved my clients vision right from the choice of frame to background colour and pose of Mikey . Don’t worry though, if you aren’t sure what you went I can help guide you through the process and get you a pet portrait you will treasure forever. Mikey’s portrait measures 12.5×12.5 inches with a double off white mount with a black frame