Friday, May 25, 2012

Non Canine portraits

I have done a ton of pet portraits lately so when I got an email to do people portraits I was stoked! This customer sent me three pictures and knew exactly what she wanted. She also sent me a picture of a large painting in her home that she wanted me to pull colors from for her portraits. Sometimes this is a bad thing because the quality of pictures isn't great, but in this case the photos were perfect. I really enjoyed doing these paintings for this little family in Florida. She was a great client and the paintings turned out awesome. They were painted on 11x14 canvas with acrylic paint.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Texas textiles

I cannot even tell you how determined I was to paint solid portraits for this customer in Texas. She e-mailed me and gave me a back story on her four dogs that she is absolutely in love with. She has lost three out of her four dogs recently due to surgery complications and old age. She wanted to get a portrait of each dog so she could hang them all up together in her home. It made me sick to think about the loss of three pets so close together. I knew that I had to capture each individual dogs personality and make sure that they were all cohesive when they hung next to eachother. Here is a photo of all four of them.

Domi the Dalmation - had to be put down due to old age.

 Lucky- Maltepoo - still alive after being hit by a car and taken in by her family.

Lexy - Black Chow- Passed away after 6 months of radiation treatment.

Princess - Rottweiler - Passed away during surgery.

This is what the paintings look like all put together. I loved this project and I am so happy that the customer enjoyed them as much as I did painting them. I recieved such an awesome e mail after she she got these paintings in the mail:

I just got home and opened the box. We are thrilled with them!!! To say we love them is an understatement. Here's why...not only are you ridiculously talented in the painting itself, but each and every picture captures them as individuals. Lexy, the furry badass with eyes only for me, Lucky the little tyrant hee hee that pretends to be oh so innocent. My Princess who had no idea she was a Rottweiler and was like a bull in a China store. And my Domi. The last of my big girls I've Said goodbye to. That's how she'd look at me as she loyally sat next to me as I got ready for work until she could no longer sit for so long. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

This is why I love painting!!!!! To envoke an emotion through paint on a canvas is seriously the coolest thing in the world to me!!