Mississhippi's Madness

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Beau, a Kelpie – Pastel Painting (WIP#2)

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Spent the morning getting some colour onto Beau. It is quite amazing how many colours there are in a brown dog’s coat. But don’t look at this as the finished colours – this is just the undercoat, a base to work from. But it still looks like a dog and that is the important thing. 🙂

I spent quite a bit of time on the eyes to get them started to a point where I can ‘see’ the dog. And I had to increase the size of his nose as I had sketched that a bit too small. And as I said, the browns in his coat are not just brown – there is olive, reds, deep browns and almost pure yellow ochres, depending on where the sun hits the coat, or if he’s in shade.

I can’t wait to see this one come together.


Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

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