Wildlife paintings, portraits & pet portraits by New Zealand Artist Karen Neal
Miniature Poodle Suzy


( Miniature Poodle)
Pastel Sketch, A4

Suzy was gorgeous wee miniature poodle who sadly passed away just after this pastel sketch was completed. She was a grand old age of 15 1/2. Suzy's owner Francie (Brisbane) said the painting brings comfort, as a lasting reminder of their forever friendship. Commissioned as a special gift from her good friend Caroline in Perth. Talking with Caroline, we decided that we would draw her eyes without her cataracts, so many photos were supplied of Suzy through the years, for me to work from as a reference, to get to the final portrait. She really was a joy to draw, so very cute!


" Hello Karen. I received a portrait of "Suzy" today done by you in pastels, sent to me by a my special friend Caroline in Perth. I am in Queensland and this arrived at my door today. Wow, what can I say..... I am in awe of it. Suzy passed away earlier this week so receiving this today is extra special. We had Suzy for 15 & half years and she is sooo missed. You have done such a life like portrait and have done a lovely job of her eyes...we had forgotten what she looked like without cataracts.

Thank you so much, I can't tell you how happy I am. "

~ Regards Francie and Family, Brisbane, Australia.

Pastel sketch painting


Below is Suzy's portrait being packaged up. The pastel sketches are flatpacked in a black corflute folder, which is very presentable as a gift. The pastel sketch is safely stored in this folder flat, until such time you are ready to take your painting to a framer.


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