Painting animals and wildlife is always fun for me and when I can paint someone’s beloved pet it’s even better. All pets have their own personality and quirks, the things that make a pet portrait sing! This black lab was named Violet and she sadly passed to doggie heaven this last year. Just like Grandpa, during her last few years she would often doze off on the couch, head upright but still somehow sleeping… so cute.
I used tones of violet (of course!) in the composition, as well as colors from the client’s living room curtains and wall paint, to happily marry the artwork with their decor. I worked from a few photos I took while visiting. But I’ve also worked from photos clients have emailed me.
This portrait was executed in an abstract style with thick chunky pop art strokes, acrylic on canvas. However I also love to paint more realistic smooth renderings, oil paint or watercolor, or even surreal interpretations. If you’re looking for a pet portrait artist and like what you see, drop me a line. I will work with you on your budget for the art, you can spend as much as you want or as little, depending on how many hours I work. The finished art will be shipped to you, if you don’t live nearby. If you’re looking for a pet portrait artist in the San Francisco Bay Area or Marin County - you’ve found her!