Pet Portraits Commissions

I just completed two pet portraits commissions. Very fun to do.

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Chloe, 8 x 10 x 3/4 inches, oil on stretched canvas 

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.

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Gus, 4 x 4 inches on canvas panel

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.

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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.

Portrait Drawings Commissions

I had been busy with portrait drawings commissions lately. Most of the commissions came from the St. James Holiday Bazaar Annual Sales. Exposure is good!

These portraits were done with graphite and white charcoal on Strathmore Grey Toned Paper. They are sized 10 x 8 inches. Several photos were provided by the client with specific ones to based the drawings from.

Interested in getting a portrait like this done? Email me at marleneleeart@gmail.com.

Marla

My massage therapist house her room in a chiropractor’s office. She had allowed me to display some of my works in her room.  Recently I brought in some dog portraits paintings that I had done – 10 x 10 on gallery wrapped canvases. The whole office flocked over to look. Before I knew it I got commissions – two from the receptionist and one from the chiropractor.

Below is the chiropractor’s dog, Marla.

I went to the chiropractor’s farm to take photos of his dog. He was unable to provide a good photo. So trying to get a dog to pose is a bit challenging. Her master tried holding a bone in front of her and naturally she licked her chops. Our aim was to have nice lighting and her mouth close…but gave up. She wanted that bone. 🙂

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“Marla” 10 x 10 x 1 1/2 inches, oil
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“Marla” work-in-progress

Dog Portraits Exhibit

My dogs portraits of various dogs that I met while walking my dog Kava is now exhibiting at the Avid Reader during the month of April. These are all sized at 10 x 10 x 1 3/8 inches oil on gallery wrapped canvas. Each one of these except for Kava (my dog) are available for purchase at my DailyPaintworks store or for commission go to my Etsy shop. The price is $175 for either the painting or commission.

Tanzi

My next door neighbor’s dog, Tanzi. Tanzi and my dog, Kava, are “friends”. They run up and down the side of the houses barking and chasing each other.

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Tanzi, 2016, 10 x 10x 1 3/8, oil on gallery wrapped canvas

 

Bailey

My sister, my biggest fan, handed me a photo of her friend’s dog, Bailey. Love the big smile and the blue hat on this happy fellow!

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Bailey, 2016 10x10x1 3/8 oil on gallery wrapped canvas

Kava

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Kava, oil on stretched canvas, 10 x 10 x 1.25 inches

My little chihuahua/miniature pinscher dog. Always looking up at us but she always demands our attention. Painted from a photo I took with my Android phone.

My Hairdresser’s Paintings

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My hairdresser asked me to paint two 8×8 inch paintings for her sister. Fortunately I had done similar fruit paintings before. Sliced up some grapefruit, lemons and especially limes, since this is the color that had drawn her. Set them up and took photos.

There’s a lot of playing around with design and balance, and color . . . almost abstract.