This is Opie. He's painted on an 8x8" canvas, and was given as a gift from parents to a daughter in memory of their beloved family dog who lost his life from a snakebite. Such as sad story! and I just hope that this dog's pet portrait is a pleasant reminder of the great life that Opie lived with a family that cared so much for him.
I was asked to paint a portrait of Stella, a big black and white dog on a small canvas. One of my favorite sizes to work on, 6x8". Working on smaller items reminds me how I enjoy zooming in to work on the details so much. Really enjoyed working on this painting for a very nice family.
While many individuals ask for custom painted pet portraits for any number of reasons, by far one of the most popular is for a gift, often from a wife to a husband or the other way around. Searching for the perfect gift idea has always been a lot of pressure for me personally, and I'm pleased to be able to provide something of joy and value to anyone looking for an unforgettable unique gift.
The paintings featured here are both gift items, one from a groom to his new bride as a wedding gift. The other is a gift from a husband to his wife to complete their set of pet portraits already hanging in their house.
New custom art is a tremendous way to give a couple something to feature in their new house together, to enjoy their living space and show their love for a pet. Don't you think? If interested in a perfect gift like this for your loved one, your parent, your teenager or anyone special in your life, contact me and I will help you out!
This little fella belongs to a couple in the Tulsa area, and he is a vivacious, fun, and slightly wild family member. His custom dog portrait was requested by the husband looking for a gift for his wife, who is just crazy about this dog. He's painted on 11x14 inch canvas.
None of the pictures I got after I finished are particularly good photos, but this will give you a pretty good idea how it turned out. Be sure to notice how the different light sources affect the photo, especially in the dark areas of his fur.
Don't hesitate to contact me about painting your pet. All you have to do is send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can help you get the perfect gift figured out for your friend or loved one, in a budget that works for you. So many sizes and varieties to work with, you will find the perfect gift size for sure. Painted pet portraits have been an excellent gift for a lot of situations.
My customers have given these artwork surprises as gifts for:
• Valentine's Day gift (true love, I'm telling ya!)
• Mother's Day gift
• Father's Day gift
• One year wedding anniversary
• 20 year anniversary gift
• Housewarming gifts, moving in to a new home
• Wedding gift, from a husband to a wife
• Wedding gift from a friend to a couple
• Thank you gift from a young mom to her nanny
• Memorial gift, after pet has passed
• Birthday gifts
• Gift for an elderly mother moving to assisted living
• Of course Christmas gifts too!
...and many more occasions. A good number of paintings have been for a friend or spouse or parent upon the loss of a beloved pet. A gift of a painted dog or cat picture certainly does not completely smooth something like that over, but everyone has said it's a big help.
This is Otis from Ohio. He lived just long enough to see his human baby brother be born this year, leaving his parents with a feeling of mixed emotions to be sure. I was so happy to help ease a new mother's sense of loss at her family pet's passing. I'm told the painting helped everyone enjoy some pleasant memories. So glad to hear it! I have a soft spot for shaggy little terriers as it is. Cheers to Otis!
For months, my son has been asking why I haven't done a painting of our own dog in such a long time, many years in fact. A client asked me to do a painting on wood panel, which I have not ever attempted before, so that seemed like a great reason to experiment with a small size, and do a painted portrait of our own dog that my son can have. Her name is Rosie, and she is the kindest, most respectful, fun-loving pup. She's approximately 11 years old now, and she is my son's best buddy!
I am happy with the result. Learning the way paint moves on the wood surface, how certain paints dry transparent and some opaque, and other characteristics of the material to make the wood grain work has been interesting. I think I will enjoy working more with this!
Over the past week, I've spent my evenings painting a Shih Tzu dog named Zoey. Her painted picture was to be a gift from a woman to her brother, as both are Shih Tzu dog families, and he especially babied this little pup. He was to be surprised with a gift of his dog preserved as an 8x8" piece of art. But shortly after my customer commissioned this work, she emailed me to tell me the worst news; that Zoey had unexpectedly passed away, and that the grieving brother was visiting in a week from today.
So I worked a little faster than normal to provide the painting to the buyer, so that she could share it with him, hopefully some joy came from it. I know all too well that it's hard to be cheered up after the death of a family pet, especially one that is your truest love.
This is Ike the pit bull terrier. He's painted on an 8x10" canvas, intended to be framed by Denton's Frame Shop in OKC.
Ike is a country dog, with 80+ acres to patrol, and he's still the baby of the family out there, despite his ability to keep the property free of unwanted guests.
Sweet Daphne is an example of a dog much loved by her family, and she is advancing in years, and a painted portrait is a great way to preserve her loving face for all to enjoy. As of today she is much grayer than shown in the painting, but restoring a little color to her coat didnt seem like too much of a cheat, as it's nice sometimes to give yourself the chance to remember how something appeared at its prime of life.
She is painted on an 8x10" canvas with a 1 5/8" profile depth, intended in this case to display without a frame.