Pastels have a soft finish which is superb for reproducing the textures of fur or feathers. They are a popular choice and my personal preference for pet portraits.
I use premium, professional quality soft pastels and pastel pencils, which have strong, light-fast pigments. These are applied to an acid-free substrate such as 'Pastelmat'', which is specifically designed for use with pastels, eliminating the need for fixative sprays. I will supply your portrait mounted between a conservation grade bevelled mount mat and acid free backing board, ready for framing.
Ideally. pastels paintings should be framed under glass (I don't recommend using acrylic glazing or plexiglass for pastels). For ease of handling, some clients choose to have their portrait framed prior to dispatch, which I can arrange. Please ask for a quote if you'd like this.