This has been an amazing year for pet portraits especially dog oil portraits. I have gotten commissions as far away as Dubai, Germany and Finland as well as local and around the US. It has been a pleasure to work such great clients. Most of the clients contacted me through my Etsy store, PaintingsbyMarlene.
Roy, 6 x 6 x 3/4 inch oil by Marlene Lee
Walt, 6 x 6, oils, commissioned
Lexi, 10 x 10, oils, commissioned
“Jinja” oil on stretched canvas, 6 x 8 x 3/4 inches by Marlene Lee
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.
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. 🙂