Black Cocker Spaniels Commissioned Pastel Portrait

I was commissioned to paint this Cocker Spaniel dog portrait by their owner who told me that they are a mischievous but adorable and loving pair. They are brother and sister and their names are Ella and Louis (as in Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong). They are painted in Pan Pastels and soft pastels on Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper.


I love painting black dogs as their coats always show interesting colours reflected from their surroundings (for instance if they are under a blue sky you will see a lot of shades of blue).


My 10 x 12" portrait is a good size for a two dog portrait.You can see my prices and sizes on my pet portrait prices page.