I've been busy, moving house, again. From one side of the country and back again. My dogs and I are back in Johannesburg after a two-day trip by car.
I have a lot of catching up to do. I'll start with some pictures of my most recent portraits.
|Sasha - Pastels, 41x30cm|
It's been ages since I drew from actual, old fashioned photographs. In the years before digital photography became the norm, I'd eagerly await the arrival of an envelope of photos in the post. Nowadays I no longer have to pore over microscopic details on a print, I can just zoom in to have a closer look at an image on my screen.
Fortunately Sasha's mom had a selection of pics I could use. Some of the others showed the colour of her fur better, so I was able to use all of them, and get an accurate colour Colleen was happy with.
I was really pleased with how her portrait turned out. This is the lovely message I received from Sasha's human:
Guess what I collected at the post office now at lunch time?! :) I took it home and unwrapped it very carefully ... lots of layers, which made it exciting! I love your brown paper with the paw prints on! :) And the portrait is awesome, wonderful ... the photo definitely didn't do it enough justice! :) Thank you soooo much!! :) Your talent is such a lovely way for us to remember our wonderful animals.
You can see Sasha's portrait and more of my latest work on Facebook.