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

Pastel Sketches

Pastel sketches are designed to be a more affordable option, to own an original piece of art as a forever memento of your beautiful pets. To make this option possible, the portrait won't have a pastel background painted.

For further information about the process of commissioning a Pet Portrait, please go to my Commissions page.

Affordable pastel sketch by NZ pet portrait artist Karen Neal

Price is for pastel sketches on on Clairefontaine coloured pastelmat card (see colours below)

$490 ... 300x230mm
$590 ... 300x400mm
( includes courier costs within New Zealand)

German Shorthaired Pointer dog painting in pastel

Bruiser the German Shorthaired Pointer (taken from the photo on the right)

Springer Spaniel dog pastel portrait by New Zealand pet portrait artist Karen Neal

"Monty" the Springer Spaniel, commissioned as a special 60th birthday present

Huntaway dog pastel portrait by New Zealand pet artist Karen Neal

A special huntaway farm dog/companion who sadly passed away. A pastel portrait for Bud was commissioned as a forever memento.

Pastel Sketches are on a pastel surface called Clairfontaine Pastelmat, which is a beautiful smooth velvety 360gsm pastel paper.
Pastelmat colours available:-

Your pastel sketch will be flatpacked, couriered to you ready for framing

Some photos of a commissioned pastel painting "Suzy" being flat packed ready to send to Australia...

packing pastel painting

The pastel paintings are covered with a protective glassine cover and securely placed within a black foam core folder.

packing pastel painting
This is a nice way to present your painting if unframed. It is flat packed, ready to take to the framer. If the pastel painting is kept flat, this eliminates any damage to the pastel surface before being framed.

packing pastel painting

Promotional material and a letter of delivery provides you with some tips on framing pastel artwork and the ongoing care of a pastel painting.

packing pastel painting

This painting is packed between two thinline MDF boards for support, and a waterproof sealed bag. This makes it virtually indestructible.


packing pastel painting
Ready to go...

Email Karen to commission a Pastel Sketch

Gift Vouchers are also available for pet portrait commissions, if your painting is a gift for someone special at short notice,
or you are unable to acquire a photo without ruining the surprise...


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