Friday, February 4, 2011

Sofie - My Latest Commission

12" x 12" Original Pastel
Not For Sale

This is my latest commission - Sofie. Sofie is a beautiful Miniature Poodle who belongs to the wife of my boss. 

I almost panicked at first glance and thought "oh no - she is black - how will I get the details?"   I knew better though.  Sure enough as I began to study her and paint her I was excited to find she had lots of beautiful colors and shades of blues, browns, rusts, pinks and grays that enhanced her black coat - so I tried to emphasis those colors to get the details and depth needed. 

Isaiah 32:17 (King James Version)
17And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.


hmuxo said...

Oh Karen, I love Sophie, I'm sure your client will absolutely love this. Perfectly painted! Congrats!

Karen Hargett said...

hmuxo - thank you so much! Yes my client was very pleased - used the word "beautiful" and said it was exactly what she wanted. Made my day for sure when a client says that!

Reflections From Life Art Blog said...

Sophie is just lovely! You certainly have those pastels down pat don't you. Love the little ribbons in her fur too. Great detail and fur texture!


Karen Hargett said...

Thanks! I do love working in pastels. Thanks for dropping in.

Amanda said...

That's amazing. You are very talented.

Karen Hargett said...

Amanda - thank you for your kind comments and thanks for visiting my blog.

Dean H. said...

Beautiful, Karen! Sophie is done to perfection! You truly succeeded in capturing all the great colors in a "black" coat.

Karen Hargett said...

Thanks so much Dean - I always appreciate your comments.

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