I have been an artist all my life and I have learned almost all mediums. While I may not have a lot of formalized art education, I have taken many classes over the years. I have found that pastels are ideal for my need for colorful expression.
I use a picture of the subject I want to paint as a stepping off point. I believe in expressionistic representations rather than photo realism. I wanted to feel free to use as much color as I felt the personality of the dog called for.
14 x 17, approx 16 x 18 framed