Peter Hogarth - Artist


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       My Client commissioned a portrait of her beloved Labrador Retriever, Henry. We agreed that I would work in my favorite medium, pastel on Canson Mi Teintes felt grey paper; and that my fee of £200 would be paid upon completion.

I met the dog and spent a while with him whilst I took lots and lots of photographs. These I would later use for reference.

I set to work on the picture, applying layer upon layer of pigment onto the neutral coloured textured paper. I strove to achieve not only a physical likeness of the dog, but to also convey his spirit and character.