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A Pet Portrait – What is it like to Finish a Masterpiece of “Mr. Madison Blue”

AG-Mr.-Madison-Blue_1544165Madison Blue a very appropriate name for this majestic Blue Point Himalayan pet portrait.

Now that my clients have approved Madison’s face I have continued to block in the rest of his magnificent body and tail. My clients remarked that “he looks exactly the way he looked after he was groomed”. I found this to be a remarkable comment since I never met Madison and wanted to create this portrait as a perfect memory of their beloved pet.

Color was a key element in this pet portrait. My clients wanted the colors of Madison to reflect his natural yet soft color palette with the sense of the fullness of his fur and the slight highlights and medium deep tones against the untouched background.

For the next four to five days I will be spraying the Pastel painting with a workable fixative which does not change any of the colorations and leaves the piece with the pastel chalk in place. I have marked the borders and the piece is ready for framing.

My clients also ordered the Fine Art Note Cards with the image of the pet portrait painting of Madison. The samples for the card are on there way and a brief description of the painting will appear on the back of the each card. Each card is a Fine Art Giclee (reproduction) of Madison, made from 80 lb. Acid Free Recycled Paper with a deckled edge on both the card and envelope. Many of my clients order cards of their pet portraits for their personal correspondence.
Clients Statement; “We commissioned the talented Portrait Artist L.A. Cline to paint a Pastel Portrait of our beloved Blue Point Himalayan, Madison. He was the most beautiful piece of moving sculpture and we are thrilled with the way the Artist captured his handsome looks perfectly. We will miss him, but he will live on in our hearts forever.

I was very honored to have this opportunity to create the portrait of Madison and thrilled that my clients felt I captured his looks and entire appearance.

Looking forward to your comments and stay tuned for another work in progress.
These cards are also available in prints of my Nature Collection in the Fine Art Store on-line. Great Gifts!! Go Shopping!!

L.A. Cline