Artwork > Realistic Paintings

Australian Shepherd, Australian Shepherd rescue, dog drawing, Sue Betanzos, Australian shepherd painting, pet portrait painting, dog painting, contemporary dog painting, herding dog painting, pet memorial painting,
Colored Pencil
9" x 12"

Portrait of Olivia, beautiful merle Australian Shepherd and winner of a selection for 2019 publication in the international colored pencil magazine Anne Kullberg's Hidden Treasures.

I love painting dogs in different mediums, can you tell? The phrase "pets enrich our lives" is an understatement.

This portrait was a pleasure to draw/paint. About 7 - 8 layers of color were used to achieve the depth of shades and colors that give her life.
Colored pencils are a slow medium requiring patience, a zen process.