Skjonn (pronounced show’-na), which means lovely in Norwegian, is a happy go-lucky black Labrador and the third Memory Portrait that I am painting for a family in northern Minnesota. After an extensive interview with Kirsten & Joe, Skjonn’s owners, I began generating ideas for her portrait and created a couple of sketches.
This sketch has been okay’d by Joe & Kirsten and shows her with a background of her favorite place to play — the shore of Lake Superior. Because of Skjonn’s sunny personality, I will be adding some summer clouds in the sky.
After the original sketch for this pet portraits has been drawn on tracing paper, see photo, I will then transfer the drawing to pastel paper. Click image for a larger size.
Can you guess the first layer of colors I will apply?
…to be continued.