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Susan Kuznitsky

Susan Kuznitsky is a multifaceted artist who specializes in pastels, oils, and various drawing media

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.

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About the Artist

Susan Kuznitsky painting

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.

Check out Susan’s work at susankuznitsky.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook.