Black pooch staring at you

I’m sharing with you a portrait from before Christmas. This was a birthday gift for my client’s friend. It’s soft pastel on Hahnemuehle velour paper, 12x16in. Here is during first stage of work, with few pastels I was using at the moment. Here is during first stage of work, with Read more…

Black labrador

Portrait of black lab which I’ve done earlier this year. Pastel on velour, 10×12″ Work in progress Finished and signed. I used to include year in my signature, but for some years I find it needless. Instead I date my work on the back, it’s really enough :) Moreover, most Read more…

Poodle standard black – pencil drawing

Graphite pencils drawing of standard poodle. Beautiful dog, really like this clip (Scandinavian). Size A4… despite it’s not big, there is so much work to do! Work in progress


Small pastel drawing of a beautiful bird… it is sized ~8x10in. Here I used Canson Colorline black pastel paper. Because it has very fine surface, it is very appropriate for fine details.

Miniature schnauzer

This is a schnauzer portrait which I made lately. Mixed technique – black oil (with dry brush) and pencils. So far, I have not mixed this techniques, but I’ve found it to be a good way to achieve really deep blacks (in this case) that won’t smudge and shine. Overall Read more…

Three black cats

These three black cats, which I’ve recently painted with pastels, were sold on charity auction to support homeless cats. The first is on velour paper, last two on cotton rag paper. 24x32cm 20x20cm 21x30cm