Susan Kuznitsky Projects
Pastel Pet Portrait
Create an impressionistic portrait of a furry friend using colorful pastels. Follow along as Susan demonstrates how to accurately sketch a pet from a photograph. Then learn techniques for building and blending layers of color using hard and soft pastels to create the illusion of fur. Finally, use your fingers and pastel pencils to refine edges and add realistic details to make your portrait pop.
Favorite Art Supplies
Sennelier Artists' Extra Fine Oil Paints and Sets
Sennelier French Artists' Watercolor Paint Tubes and Sets
Raphaël Kaërell Synthetic Sable Brushes
Sennelier Acrylic Gesso
Cretacolor Pastel Carré Hard Pastel Sets
Isabey Isacryl Synthetic Brushes
Isabey Pure Squirrel Mop Pocket Brush
UArt Premium Sanded Pastel Paper Pads
Glassine Interleaving Paper
Cretacolor Fine Art Pastel Pencils
About the Artist
Susan Kuznitsky is a multifaceted artist who specializes in pastels, oils, and various drawing media. She has taught pastel painting for over three decades both nationally and locally in her hometown of Portland, Oregon. Her work has been exhibited around the country and she is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2018 Painters Showcase and the 2017 American Art Awards. Susan is a member of the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, and the Pastel Society of America, among others.