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Springer Spaniel Pastel Painting

Once more I’ve been busy at the easel. This is my latest spaniel dog portraits in the making. This one I’m completing it solely in derwent pastel pencils with a couple of derwent sticks for the background and on pastelmat. It will measure 12×12 inches and is to be a surprise Father’s Day Gift.

spaniel dog portraits
spaniel dog portrait

spaniel painting

14×14 inch spaniel dog painting

So here is my spaniel painting completed. This one didn’t take too long for me, I must have recharged my batteries at some point! I used derwent pastel pencils only for this to see if the range was sufficient for an entire dog painting and they were indeed enough. I also used brown pastelmat and I’m almost convinced this is the best combo for me. I have thousands of pastel pencils and its getting out of hand and I almost feel I want to slim down my supplies before I need a room just for them! It’s also easier when reordering supplies!

framed springer spaniel pastel dog portrait painting

And here is the pastel painting framed and ready to go off to a new home in time for Father’s Day! The frame is brilliant as it matches the brown fur, I couldn’t have matched it closer to be honest so it looks pretty good.

See another springer spaniel framed.

I have ordered some new art supplies and I have quite a few things to be getting on with, I have a week off work so it will be busy here in the studio, steam should be rising from my pencils!

You can see another springer spaniel pet portrait here

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2 thoughts on “Springer Spaniel Pastel Painting

  1. I’m glad to hear you are slow too! I never get any steam coming off my pencils Hans!

  2. I admire both you and your artwork. I am also a snail with my paintings

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