A commissioned pastel portrait of "Smokey and Margaret" was going to be a keepsake for Margaret. Dad had tons of photos of her, but, he wanted a painting of her best friend, for the rest of her life. He didn't have many of them together, so we combined two photos to make one painting. Because he lived in the same town as me, I was able to take photos of the dog and we chose the best pose. The photo of Margaret came through email. As long as I have a good likeness, in person, or in a photo reference, I can create a beautiful, realistic portrait in long-lasting pastel. (Think Degas' dancers).
Dimensions: 18" x 24"