Dog & Animal Paintings

My daughter inspired me to paint dogs, when she asked me to make a painting of our French bulldog puppy, Meru, for her college dorm room.  I then took to painting cats as well. Every pet has it's own personality. When painting, I attempt to portray that pet's unique characteristics. My animal portraits are close up revealing their wrinkles, whiskers and eyes. I often time create a background color that will highlight the dog's beautiful coat. My intent is that the viewer gathers a familiarity with the dog through the characteristics I have created through paint.

I am currently taking commissioned portraits of dogs and cats. I work from a quality photograph in which I can take or the owner can supply. For the most successful painting, I require a photo which gives good detail and lighting. Please allow six weeks for me to complete.

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