Saturday, 6 June 2009

West Highland White Terrier





Life is pretty busy right now with the large canvases underway. Just to keep in touch with everyone I am posting an old pastel of 'Bob' a dear little West Highland White Terrier. He was done as a surprise present some years ago. Always fun to do this breed as their fur is great to do in pastel. Students of pastel can see (I hope - as this is an old photo) that the colour of the ground you choose to work on is pretty important and can become part of the picture. Try not to choose a contrasting colour as this will make your work much more difficult. If in doubt lay a photo of the subject up against several papers until you find one that matches.

Also here is a bee's eye view of a Foxglove - which are at their best now in the garden (thank you Pat for letting me play with your Macro Lens!)

6 comments:

winter breeze said...

I admire your work because it inspire me a lot!!! thank you!

pencilportraits said...

Lovely lovely westie, really a beautful portrait Lesley. Your art is simply beautiful.

Lesley Ann Hartman said...

Thank you both so much for the positive comments, it is so good to hear that visitors enjoy seeing work on the blog. :) Lesley

Gary Keimig said...

Truely is wonderful work you are doing Leslie. Great blog. How is that cabin coming?

Judy said...

Hi Lesley, it doesn't matter that it is an older portrait, it is still beautiful and shows off your talent. :-) I have pink fox gloves coming up in my yard right now, but no white ones.

Lesley Ann Hartman said...

Hi Gary, Lovely to hear from you out there in Wyoming. The cabin is finished now and I am in it and painting! Must remember to take some more photos. It is truly great to have somewhere quiet to concentrate. Many thanks for your comments :) Lesley