This is Offa, a commissioned pet portrait approx 30 x 30 cm. I have been using soft pastels for portraits like this for many years, using a selection of photographs for reference. I aim to capture the individual personality to ensure this is a portrait of Offa himself, and not a dog that looks like Offa.His owner said “the picture is terrific, absolutely captured his character”.
A portrait painted a few years ago, but still one of my favourites and I was so pleased with the testimonial. “Angela was recommended to me by a friend and I was worried that the portrait of my pal would be any German Shepherd. How wrong I was. The portrait of my dog is exactly like him, his fur is him, and his expression is superb. I am over the moon.”