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About Katja Turnsek

Pet portrait artist Katja Turnsek has been painting pet portraits from photos professionally since 2005. Follow the painting progress, news and arty thoughts in this blog. Katja has two dogs of her own, which she loves very much :). Don't forget to sign up for Katja's Newletter and receive latest articles and news! You can also follow Katja on facebook: PetPortraitsArtist and Twitter: @KatjasArtStudio.

Final Scan of Spanish Water Dog Maxxi & Computer Problems!

The conte pastel portrait of Spanish water dog is completed and scanned, you can view the digital image below. The drawing is now already signed and mounted /matted ready to be sent. I love the outcome of this portrait, with simplified curls still created on the right places to make it look like Maxxi. My conte portraits are always simple, but still realistic and lovely… that’s why they are so popular.

So after many years of problem-free Mac usage it finally happened and the computer system broke down yesterday. It is already up and running again, but I lost all data and emails which were created end received after my vacation (no system backup were made after July).

So if you read this… the client who commissioned the portrait of Maxxi, please send me an email as I don’t have it anymore!

Pet portrait of Spanish Water Dog in Conte Pastel

Progress of Spanish Water Dog in Conte Pastel

I have been away on a very long vacation in Slovenia this year, so I didn’t post anything in my blog for a while. Now I’m back and below you can see two progress images of a new commission by a client here in Sweden who got a Gift voucher to use. The eyes aren’t visible on the reference photo because of the long fur, so I thought it would be nice to concentrate o the fur texture at the same time as trying to simplify it a bit. I really like how the portrait is coming along, so let’s hope my clients likes it as well. I will scan the drawing tomorrow, as it’s completed by now. The newest progress image is at the bottom.

Progress of Spanish Water Dog in Conte Pastel

Progress of Spanish Water Dog in Conte Pastel

Katja’s Art Studio Blog – Art Diary

This is the place where you can view the interesting progress of all commissioned pet and family portraits. If you commissioned a portrait or if you just love to follow my work you will be able to view all photos I post by each step here. This section was created for my clients who love to be a part of the painting progress and watch how the portrait is developing. Don’t forget to participate by leaving a comment, no matter who you are!

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