Pastel :: 45 x 35cm :: 18″ x 14″
Zelda is one of a five portrait Christmas commission which includes Sully, Judah, Hoover and Yeager. This gorgeous girl has had an amazing life! Christa had her since she was 17 and has travelled with Christa from Sydney to Bangkok, Darwin, Port Villa and then finally Canberra where she settled. Zelda was with Christa for 18 long years until she sadly crossed the rainbow bridge early last year. In Christa’s words, “She was my soulmate”.
I received two reference photos for Zelda’s portrait, both of which were very good quality. After sending mock-ups of both photos, Christa chose the first one. However, because one photo was taken indoors and the other in natural light, Zelda’s colouring differed greatly, therefore I used both photos for colour reference but still maintaining some of the golden glow from the first reference photo.