I have been busy working on portraits of dogs this month! Meet Bosko, Ginger, and Zoe!
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!!
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.
This pairing on small, thick square canvases were designed to sit on a shelf together. Finn the cat and Munson the dog.
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!
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!
Easily the most dapper dog I have painted so far this year, look at this fluffy guy with his little bow tie! I love him!