View Full Version : My Pet Portraits

29-12-2011, 03:22 PM
Just realised that I've done quite a few of these, so I thought I'd post them up. The dog on the blue sofa, Bella, is the most recent portrait, and sadly she passed away last year, she was a friend's dog. Only two cats, dogs certainly seem to be popular subjects, might be a dog-owner thing? It would be nice to paint more animals, I'll have to see if I can get some advertising done locally.

29-12-2011, 04:46 PM
They are lovely, what medium to you use? I like the cat one the most as I think the shadow works really well, gives it depth.

29-12-2011, 06:35 PM
Ah, forgot to add that! I use oils or acrylics, depending on how much time I've got; the back collie and the cat are in oil paints, I think everything else is in acrylics but I'd have to check on the spaniels one. I tend to paint on either stretched canvas or canvas board, but I'd love to branch out into pub signs although they're probably all printed now.

29-12-2011, 07:04 PM
They are really good - the first one looks not unlike my own dog!

30-12-2011, 03:54 AM
They're wonderful! You're very talented!!

30-12-2011, 10:58 AM
Those are all gorgeous. It's quite obvious that they are specific animals and each has their own character. You are very talented.

Can't draw or paint for toffee!

07-01-2012, 01:32 PM

Nice Paintings:)

07-01-2012, 01:47 PM
Thankyou all, going to see if my vet will be nice enough to put up a poster advertising my work once I've got one made. :)

26-06-2012, 12:41 PM
They're amazing indeed :)

26-06-2012, 01:54 PM
They are lovely, I agree the cat one has a lot of depth to it and I especially like the last one of Zippy!
I have a few of my bandanas in a training centre local to me, there is a lady there who does pet portraits in pastel. They have her work on the walls. You should approach somewhere similar or ask to put in groomers/petshops etc?