Saturday, January 24, 2009

Part 2-My first pet portrait commission

Ruby and Daisy
10" x 10"
Oil with a palette knife on artist board

The first pet portrait commission I received was from Kathy Weller of her dogs Daisy and Ruby. Kathy is an extremely talented pet portrait artist herself, so the fact that she wanted me to do a pet portrait painting for her was totally flattering. Here are the photos she sent me to use as reference. Aren't they the cutest things? You can see their personalities coming through in these images. I think my favorite part to paint was Daisy's tiny pink tongue sticking out.

I decided to use the dogs' positioning from one photo and the background from the other for more color. Here is a photo of the sketch stage.


Unknown said...

Ooh this is GREAT! How exciting to see the process!! Thank you, Ann - I love my painting of D & R!

Archie and Melissa said...

hi ann
i am a friend of kathy's and just love your painting of daisy and ruby.
you totally captured them.
thank you for showing your process. how wonderful!

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