Author Archives: TamaraPaints
Cool Cats & Kittens
😂 But really, here are two cat portraits I recently finished. Meet Cricket & Boo!
A Few More Dog Portraits
I have been busy working on portraits of dogs this month! Meet Bosko, Ginger, and Zoe!
Father’s Day Gifts
Here are the last two father’s day gifts I painted this year! I have been waiting to share them! A cat named Nola with striking green eyes, and a small father + daughter portrait! Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads out there!
Portraits of Louie & Lily
Have you ever seen such a dapper pair of dogs?? Louie and Lily are dressed in their finest for this matching set of small square canvases. I have to admit a tiny bow tie and a little blep of the tongue gets me every time!
My friend’s daughter reached out to me and requested this painting for her birthday. This is her favorite old photo with pets from her past. It was an honor to recreate this beloved photo! Happy birthday, my friend!!
Portrait of Steven & King Caesar
I have been getting several requests to paint people which, outside of a few musicians, I never really take commissions on. I did accept a few this summer to see how I like doing them. Here is the first one to share. Meet Steven & King Caesar.
Portraits of Finn & Munson
This pairing on small, thick square canvases were designed to sit on a shelf together. Finn the cat and Munson the dog.
I was giving free range to paint a mural with trees in a bedroom. I was inspired by Sleeping Beauty concept art by Eyvind Earle in the 50s. My client wanted to give the bedroom a gentle, relaxing feel and I thought there was no better story to inspire rest than Sleeping Beauty!
Throwback with Tracey
One of my more challenging and exciting projects was bringing Tracey back to life for my friend’s mom. She was the dog that belonged to his parents in the 1970s, and passed in 1980. He went digging through stacks of photo albums to find reference photos which, as you can see below, were quite grainy and discolored. Between the selection of vintage photographs and facetiming with his father as I finetuned the details, we were able to create a pet portrait to bring joy to his parents!
Portraits of Sam & Lulu
This pair of paintings was commissioned by the same client, but for two different recipients. These were very special paintings done in remembrance of pets that crossed the rainbow bridge in years past. Sam’s blue background was inspired by her favorite blanket, and Lulu’s dress was designed by me to coordinate with her sunny background.
Thank you for entrusting me with these Stefany!