Friday, January 27, 2012

Pet Portraits

So lately it seems that I have become a pet portrait artist! LOL I have done a few in the past in watercolor and on porcelain but lately I've had a run of commission work.....so check out a few.

This one was done for someone who didn't have a King Charles Spaniel but liked them...I found a photograph of one of these animals online and used it for my study

.This one was done for a friend who's dog had to be put to sleep. She had his ashes in a box and wanted to have his portrait to be mounted on it. I also did one for my cousin. She wanted her cat's portrait put on a porcelain urn into which she wanted to put his ashes. Sure enough I found a porcelain urn and painted it for her but I don't have a photo of that one.
Then just a couple of weeks ago someone wanted me to do a plate of their son's girlfriend's cat. The photo was not very sharp. It was a bit blurred but I did the best I could with it. She seemed to like it alot. So much so that she has asked me to do another one of her cat. So I'm guessing that I will be doing more pet portraits. :)

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16 comments:

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

This is a real talent... I can't for the life of me draw animals so i really admire someone who can... happy ppf

Debbie said...

These are wonderful! The husky mix reminds me of our dog, who also was put to sleep this past year. I agree with Tracey -- I'm in awe of anyone who can paint animals.

Crystal said...

Very nice pet portraits...you are very talented. :-)

Netty said...

Terrific pet portraits. Happy PPF, x

Carol L McKenna said...

These are soooo awesome and well done ~namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

EVA said...

These are so lovely and that kitten - so cute! Great paintings.

Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors said...

That cat is adorable!! wonderful pose. And in a dish, how cute.

Happy PPF

Mary C. Nasser said...

Loving your puppy pet portraits! :)

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Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

carlarey said...

Wow, you are really great at this. I'm with the others, I really admire anyone who can capture such great expressions and likenesses of animals.

Phoenix Peacock said...

I wish I had this talent! I'd love my GSDs portraits!

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

What beautiful pet portraits, and on porcelain plates! great idea and lovely work! Happy PPF :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Cute! I take a lot of photographs, and I've found it very challenging to take good pictures of pets.
Rinda

WrightStuff said...

These look so real - I want to reach out and touch their fur... Brilliant.

brendathour said...

Oh I love them Joann! I miss you guys from the DAWG group.

SHERI C said...

These are beautiful. I love the idea of the pet's portrait on the urn that holds it's remains.
Thank you for sharing!
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

Beadwright said...

Wow the dog is beautiful. Face on is hard for me to do but you captured the face perfectly.
Great art
Nicole/Beadwright

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