Sunday, April 30, 2017

Nelvia McGrath

Artist:  Nelvia McGrath
Size”   8”x9”
Medium/Support:  Pastel/Paper
Artist Website:  nelviasart.com
Painting Technique:  The background in this piece is very impressionistic, it is one of the things that attracted me to the piece along with the beauty of the dog.  However, I downplayed it so the dog is definitely the star.  The dog itself is done with pastel pencils on sand Ingres paper.  This is a method used by Colin Bradley and I am currently studying and working through his projects.  While we had a Shepherd when I was younger I have never drawn one.  This dog is such a wonderful example of the breed and a stunning model.

11 comments:

Pikassiette said...

One word: Beautiful!

Patricia Wischlen said...

Oui, vraiment magnifique!

Patricia Wischlen said...

Oui, vraiment magnifique!

Larry.t said...

j'aime beaucoup

Syls said...

A really good study, very well done.������‍��

Nelvia said...

Thank you Pikassiette, Patricia, Larry and Syls for taking a look and leaving such nice comments, much appreciated. Many thanks LELA for this challenge and all you have done for us,so many years.

veredit - isabella kramer said...

Outstanding work, truly beautiful and emotional !!

Shirley Bond said...

I think the best part of your painting is the dogs head and eyes, They truly are the thing that captured my atttention. I found the background very difficult to do and your technique is very good for this painting.

Nelvia said...

Thanks Isabella and Shirley. This is just a gorgeous dog truly at his prime and he grabs your attention, that's for sure. Shirley, backgrounds are always hard for me and something I am really going to work on. I dumbed it down a lot, but the real one captured attention. I have done better with backgrounds since I started using pan pastels.
Thank you all for looking and commenting, much appreciated.

Angelique de Vries said...

Beautiful!

LÁTÓ ÉVA-ART said...

Your German Shepherd was very nice too!