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Donkey Pet Portrait Painting : Pastel

Donkey Pet Portrait Painting in Pastel.

This realistic painting of a donkey in a field was carried out using soft pastels.

Painting a detailed, realistic animal portrait takes time and close-observation.

Pastels are a good medium for traditional fine art as they can build depth on the page through an iterative process of application. Coloured pencil, watercolour, acrylic and oil are also used to create traditional fine art animal paintings and pet portraits.

Donkey Pet Portrait Painting : Pastel
Donkey Pet Portrait Painting 2015 : Pastel


This donkey has a gentle expression and kind eyes willing to connect with the human spirit - perhaps it's why donkeys appeal to all ages.

They are often affectionately depicted as weight-bearing, 'package' transport and as plodding, slow-coaches giving rides on the beach - but this doesn't allow for their individuality to shine through  their hum-drum routines.

Fortunately, for many, this is no longer the case, as donkeys nowadays are treated with more care - and often regarded as another furry family member, along with the dogs and cats.

Please enquire for animal portraits and paintings.

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