10 May Bernese Mountain Dog Portrait – Bella

Bernese Mountain Dog Portraits - BellaBernese Mountain Dog, Bella, is the pet portrait subject on my easel this week. Bella’s portrait was commissioned as a surprise birthday gift. Her cheerful expression has been a real tonic in the studio and although I had a couple of superb alternative photos to work from while creating this portrait, these captivating eyes won me over from first glance.

Bella was drawn on pale blue Pastemat using Faber Castell Albrecht Durer and and Caran D’Ache Museum Aquarelle artists watercolour pencils. The dry pigment was blended with water and allowed to dry before being worked over with Luminance pencils and re-blended with Zest-It. I finished off the portrait with Polychromos and Pablo artist pencils.