Two sweet little puppies I had the pleasure of painting this past week. Oil paint on maple.
Cheech and Chewbaka
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Pet portraiture is something I never would have thought to do on my own. I did my first pet portrait of a sweet golden retriever puppy for someone who saw me doing portraits of children at a Farmers Market a few years back. I was a little hesitant about trying my hand at it, since my forte’ has always been human portraiture. But it turned out great, and I ended up doing two portraits for that client. I’ve done about a dozen pet portraits since. Some in watercolor, some in oils. In the end, it’s been rather amusing and, really, quite fun. Thank you, all you pet lovers, for broadening my horizons!