A3 size soft pastels (Art Spectrum, Schminke & Rustytone) on Burgundy Canson TEX paper

Commissioned piece

I was given a very basic picture of some silkie chickens to base this piece on. It’s actually been a good change for me to come up with something out of my head and not just copying a photo :)
I’m delivering it this afternoon so hope they like it.


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  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work ! I bet they will love it !

  • Thanks Renee! It was commissioned for a gift so hoping the recipient likes it :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Terri Maddock
    Terri Maddockover 2 years ago

    I’m sure they will love it Dianne!

  • Thanks :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Jaana Day
    Jaana Dayover 2 years ago

    I agree, they are sure to love this painting. It’s just beautiful. What are the rustytone pastels like?

  • I’m really liking the pastels. They are great on the sanded paper. My set also has alot of different colours that I didn’t have either. They are shorter than other pastels but are designed like that so they are easy to turn on their sides. Looking forward to playing more with them :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Albert
    Albertover 2 years ago

    a cool one

  • Thankyou so much :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Tash  Luedi Art
    Tash Luedi Artover 2 years ago

    What a charming painting! They are quite cute actually :)

  • Thankyou :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • ©Maria Medeiros
    ©Maria Medeirosover 2 years ago


  • Thanks Maria :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 2 years ago

    LOVE it!!!

  • Thanks Cindy! I was wondering if you would see them :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 2 years ago

    wonderful work Dianne! I am sure they will be delighted!

  • Thanks Linda :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thankyou so much Angie!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Vivian Eagleson
    Vivian Eaglesonover 2 years ago

    Oh, this is beautiful! The chickens are so lovely and they look happy. Anyone would love to have this work of art to call their own!

  • Thankyou so much Vivian! I’m glad you think that they look happy. I think that all chickens should be happy :)

    – Dianne Ilka

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