Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sammy, William, & Greta

Sammy, William, & Greta, originally uploaded by debifitz.

pastel on suede
private collection
actual size 20"X26"

This sweet little portrait is even more poignant in that, the dog, Greta started having seizures about 2 weeks after we shot the photos for this pastel. They were not able to control them and she had to be put to sleep. She was a very sweet and special dog... She had been at the mother's side through many tough times. And as you can see here, dearly loved William. She is missed.

I did this on suede matt board again... too pressured for time to experiment with other surfaces right now. This one was not too bad though. I did it on a lighter board, as there were no really dark areas to contend with.

I still have 4 more small pastels to complete for christmas... but 2 of them are not surprises and there for I don't have to kill myself to get them done in time! They may end up as new years presents!

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