Pastel :: 40 x 33cm :: 16″ x 13″
Bella was commissioned by returning client Karyn, who wanted a pastel pet portrait of her beautiful old girl whilst she was still with her. Bella is Karyn’s constant companion and has helped her surpass many life challenges during her lifetime.
Karyn sent me quite a few photos of Bella in various angles and lighting. The photo chosen for the portrait was rather small which made it difficult to zoom into for the details and didn’t show her brindle coat accurately. I used other photos for the colour reference of Bella’s fur and her muzzle which showed up a little too white in this photo.
WORK IN PROGRESS
Karyn wanted a frame that would suit her industrial home interior. After sending Karyn a few photos of various frame combinations, she chose this one which she felt would suit her home best. The frame also suited Bella’s brindle coat perfectly with it’s subtle tones and textures. A win-win both ways!
Bella was framed in a two tone, distressed timber moulding with double matboards and UltraVue UV70 non-reflective glass.