Together we can create a personal pet portrait to remember our favorite animals, best friends and memories
This is an acrylic painting 11" x 14" of a young tabby cat sitting on her favorite red blanket. I used red as the backgound built up layers of colors creating the different textures
Here you can see the brush strokes I used to create the Tabby's fur
This close up detail really shows how I left some of the red background to show through. It gives depth ties the painting together well.
Kitty feet are so cute. I had to post this picture of the cat's toes :-)
Here is an acrylic painting of two dogs, best buddies just relaxing with each other.
I paint with layers of colors and tones. Yellow ocher, burnt sienna, burnt umber, mars black and white.
Even with a black lab, using a range of hues brings out the shinny coat of such beautiful dogs.
Along with brush strokes, painting in direction of flow of the dogs hair gives depth and liveliness
Color and contrast are very important to make a painting realistic
A friend of mine wanted to surprise a coworker with a Christmas present. He asked me to create a painting of her beloved red pitbull. So he called her boyfriend and had him send her favorite picture of her dog. Then the girl friend had me paint paint his dog that just passed away. We decided to have them painted the same size so they can hang right next to each other. I though it was so sweet :-) I myself LOVE dogs (and all animals!)
Painting peoples pets is very interesting and fun to paint! Every dog has different hair texture in different areas. For instance, some dogs have very short, soft thin hair like a pitbull's nose. Other's have fluffy fuzzy hair, or short bristle like hair. All are very different painting techniques.
Painting dog portraits is very satisfying. Even though it is sad that this pup had passed away, the owner now has a beautiful original acrylic painting of her.
This is the Boxer Pet Portrait painted for the boyfriend who's boxer just passed away. Read about Red Bull,above.
The textures, tones and shading are very calming in this piece. Below are more images of this acrylic painting.
The man I painted this for raises goats and takes them out to petting zoos for the kids! How awesome is that! Aren't they so cute! I can't wait to have goats one day!
Acrylic painting on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. 4" x 10"
Cali is a cool cat. She showed up to me friends door step and never left. She choose her owner. Every time I see her she sits on my shoes lol! Sweet kitty cat.
Cali is so cute with her little bell on her collar. There's bamboo and a wicker basket in the background.