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Four New Custom Painting orders for March!!

Whew! Four new custom painting orders for March!!

One is of a girl and her dog- it will be an 18″x24″, one is of a rescue- mixed breed to go alongside 5 paintings I already have painted- this will be a 12″x12″!! The third is of a border collie mix and it will be a present for her Husband for his birthday – it is a 12″x12″ and the fourth is of a bull terrier named Jenni- 12″x12″.
I will start drawing these out today and will post photos of the paintings in progress.
Here are the before photos of the four paintings.

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photo for custom pet portrait

photo for custom pet portrait

photo for pet portrait

Custom Pet Portraits for Valentines Day!

Here are two paintings I just completed for
Valentines Day Presents!

What a thoughtful gift- a portrait of their babies!!
I had lots of fun painting these and think they turned out great!
Merlot is the toy poodle with the pink background and
Wilson is the golden retriever with the red pillows!

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custom pet portrait

Painting of Winston in Progress

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Here is a golden named Winston that I am currently painting. This is a perfect example of using my artistic freedom where I changed the color of the blankets he is on to red.

Valentines Day Painting in progress

I have the opportunity to paint a light colored golden for a gift for Valentines Day for his wife.
I will post photos of the painting in progress!! How fun!

Portrait of Sunny Finished

I just finished a 30″x30″ painting of a Labradoodle named Sunny. It was a gift for Brit, my friend that helps me out at the shop. It is of her dog and it will hang in her home. It was great fun painting this fun loving, high spirited dog.



Custom Pet Portraits in progress

I am currently working on two paintings. One is a 30″x30″ painting of two cats. It is going to hang alongside another painting I did for the owner a few years ago of her cat named Larry. The other painting is of a labradoodle named Sunny. It is a gift from me to my friend Brit who helps me out at the store. I am painting her dog for her to hang in her room. She loves dogs and it will make the perfect gift. I will post photos of the painting in progress soon!! First I draw the animals in pencil on the canvas. I take the photo I am given of the pet and zoom in on the subject’s head. Then I paint the background color in. Next step is to paint the subject in acrylic on the canvas by focusing in on tonal values and the different colors within the tonal values.
More to come! I am working at the shop now and I will start painting in the shop as of next week. It is my new years resolution to paint at the shop and outside on the sidewalk as much as possible. I hope to paint many paintings this 2013!