Doolin Pet Commission

Another commissioned finished!

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Doolin, oil 8 x 6 x 3/4 inches on stretched canvas by Marlene Lee

Since I had painted his ears off to the sides the 3D effect was quite noticeable. I have to say I do like this effect.

Some preliminary studies. I find doing a pencil drawing and a transparent red oxide underpainting helps me to get into the mood of painting a commission.

 

This was my photo reference. Nice, clear photo with some lighting off to the side is a perfect photo for commissions.

Doolin_Kelly photo

 

Beatriz

Commissioned painting of Beatriz

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Beatriz, 8 x 6 x 3/4 inches oil on stretched canvas by Marlene Lee

2019 Review

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.

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.

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