Pastel on paper
Subject: Dog, bichon maltese, Kiki
Medium: Pastels on paper
Size: A3 (29,7×42 cm; 16×12 inches)
Year Painted: 2008
This portrait was commissioned by a client in Croatia, after she saw my portrait web page. She wanted her maltese Kiki portrayed with her long hair. She actually grown her hair long specifically for taking pictures for this portrait. They were very good.
Here is the clients reaction when she saw the portrait:
Good morning Ksenija!
You are a real master of your craft! This is fenoooomeeeeenaaaallll!! You’re a real heart! You can clearly see that it’s my Kiki! I didn’t even imagine it could turn out so good!
I definitely like the portrait, but there is just one little thing… she somehow looks a bit too dark… maybe you put too much black? Especially on her head. Could you lighten it up a bit? Just around the head and tail. I’m so sorry to bother you with this!
Dear, thank you! Thank you to the sky and back! It was definitely worth the waiting!
Ksenija, that’s it! You can send the portrait! I can’t wait to see it! I think it will get a special spot in our living room
Once again, thank you so much!
See how the reference photo and close up details looked like.