Commission a portrait of your special pet, custom painted from a collection of your favorite photographs.
I paint from photographs so it's very important to have high quality reference pictures of your pet that capture their personality in good, natural lighting, showing correct colors.
After we decide on a photograph, I prep the canvas with a soft, washed color that compliments the subject or your home's color scheme. I then outline the main features in black ink and pencil.
First, I paint the eyes, the doorways into the soul. It instantly connects me with your pet allowing the two of us to embark on a journey of creating the painting.
When I start to feel that "more becomes less," I know the portrait is done!
My oil paintings are painted on professionally stretched, gallery style canvas that can be hung unframed or custom framed by you.
I use the finest quality Winsor and Newton Artisan oils for my portraits for longer lasting color that will stay true when dry.
If you would like a more non-standard size, please ask and I will be happy to accommodate.