Pastel Pet Portrait: Kindle

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Portrait of Kindle, 8" x 10" Pastel on Velour, ©2011 Meb Harris

I painted this portrait for Susan to give to her friend Sue as a birthday gift. I saw Sue yesterday at a dog agility competition and she had a big smile on her face. I also got to meet Kindle in the flesh. I had painted the portrait straight from photos that Susan provided. It was fun to see the actual dog after having studied her face for so long to get the details. Kindle is a beautiful, and very petite Sheltie with an adorable snaggle tooth… apparently her trademark. When her little lip gets caught she always has a cute smile on her face. I was so happy to have captured that in the portrait. Kindle loves to compete in agility and has achieved her CATCH title (CPE Agility Team Champion title).