I just completed two pet portraits commissions. Very fun to do.
Chloe was a bit of challenge to do especially with the amazing amount of fur. Besides her fur I wanted to capture her sparkling brown eyes and her cute little mouth to reflect her perky personality.
The commission for Gus came through Etsy. It’s one of the tiny paintings of only 4 x 4 inches. It was a challenge but a learning experience on painting tiny. I started off with bristle brushes by Robert Simmons, my favorite. But when it came to the details, I found another Robert Simmons brand, Simply Simmons. The brushes are softer but were great for details. I used mainly the filberts.
Interested in a pet portrait commissions?Visit my Etsy store for more info. If for a Christmas the deadline would have to be the end of October. Too many projects in November.
This year as in the past years I have set up a booth at the International Festival to sketch portraits for free. The festival is organized by the International House and features performances, cultural booths and vendors on the first Sunday of the October.
In the past I had only one or two artists. This year there were six artists. Thank you to Scott Shepherd, Tom Corbett, Lynn at Lynn_CoMo, Duke at Dukekm, and Dawn at PaintedbyDawn . And myself at MarleneLeeArt
Another painting for the upcoming exhibit at the International House “Feathers and Furs” exhibit in March 2020. This little dog lives with his owner at one of the many senior residents places throughout Davis. A chihuahua mix he is a great companion for his owner, a retired minister but on guard if anyone comes near.
“Tyler” underpainting with transparent red oxide
“Tyler” basic colors down and background to be added.
Interested in a painting of your pet, click to go to my Etsy shop for more info or email me.
This painting is for the Trekell Pet Competition, 2019. The only entry fee is to purchased one of their six-sided wooden panel. It’s an unusual shape but I found two little chihuahuas that fit perfectly.