Showing posts with label pet commissions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pet commissions. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Third in Maine Coon Oil Paintings

Maine Coon 
6 x 6 oil on Richeson panel
Carole Rodrigue ©2017

What can I say? I am so thrilled with how Simba's pet portrait turned out! I painted Simba's housemates Baxter and Skylar before, and this guy's portrait was the final piece.  I cannot express how much I enjoyed painting these guys.  Maine Coons are such beautiful cats, with their flowing long fur, huge eyes, and almost dog like attitudes.  No wonder they're such beloved cats!

What I love the most about Simba's painting is his look of defiance.  He seems to be full of attitude, as though he's saying, "Hey! What about it? Got something to say?"  Yeah, that's what I see when I look at this guy and I'm so happy I was able to convey that.  It was such a precious part of this portrait.

I still have a few spots open for Christmas but do not wait otherwise time will run out!  Contact me using the button on your right if you have any questions.

#mainecooncats #petportraits #petportraitpaintings #catart #mainecoonpaintings 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Summer Special on Custom Pet Portraits

Seriously folks, this offer is too good to pass up!

I'm having a special on pet portraits, but only for a very limited time.  You can get a mini pastel portrait, regular $175, now for $99.00!!!  A mini oil painting regular $225, is now only $150.00!!!

This special is only until August 30th, 2017, so do not wait to book yours!  Booking is done in the order that deposits are paid, and it is on a first come, first serve basis.

*Faces only unless the photo would allow for a decent painting.  A full body on such a small size painting means less detail. Contact me for more info.

See more info about how to go about getting your pet portrait at:

Examples of some past work:

#petportraits #petportraitsCanada #commissionapetportrait #petportraitartists #custompetportraits #petportraitsfromphotos

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Chihuahua Pencil & Charcoal Portrait

8 x 10 pencil & charcoal on paper
Hello again!  Here's Chica, a loveable Chihuahua which has been a pleasure to capture through art!  I drew Chica using an HB pencil, #8, a mechanical pencil, and charcoal.  I wanted to do a dark background so I could have light in the portrait.  It's pretty much done, but I want to keep tweaking it and adding more to the background.  Charcoal can be difficult to work with, so I have to go easy.  We'll see how it goes!

I have a small apple piece on my easel right now which I also plan on competing this week. Then, I'm not sure.  I've got soooo many pieces going through my mind that I'd like to start!  The trouble is deciding which I want to do!  I'll be sure to keep you posted.  Thanks for stopping by, but be sure to come back to see the apple!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Colette Theriault's Pentagon Commission

Hi everyone, I know it's been a while, and I will be posting some artwork today, later this week and next week. I wanted to take the time to introduce you to a wonderful artist.  I'm honored to call Colette Theriault a friend, and I wanted to share a link with you about a Sudbury Star article focusing on Colette's obtaining a commission from the Pentagon last year. 

Colette's wonderful rendering of three service dogs can be seen on her website.  Please take the time to visit Colette's site.  Her artwork is truly amazing!  It's no wonder the Pentagon would commission her to work on such a project.  Colette will also  be on MCTV news discussing her acquisition.  Way to go Colette!!!More of her work can also be seen in November during an exhibition she will be having with two other artists, Mary Ann Secord and Janet Kobelka.  I will be dropping in to see their wonderful work and I hope you will to if you're in the area!  The exhibit will take place November 20-21 at the Travelodge Hotel on the corner of Paris and Walford Rd. in Sudbury.  Admission is free.

Now to my art.  As an artist, we can often find ourselves with our well dry.  This has been happening to me a lot this past year.  I must admit that I have had health issues that have affected my productivity this past year, and this has also created a block.  So what's an artist to do?

I've been taking the time to sit back, relax, and refocus.  I'm reading the Complete Artist's Way by Julie Cameron, and it has really helped me to rethink and refocus.  What do I want to do?  The answer is simple. I want to make art. I want to make art that speaks to me and to others.  I love painting still life, horses, and animals.  I haven't painted as many other animals as I'd wished, however.  Painting my two cats, which you can see on my website , was truly magical and enjoyable.  I also find these two paintings, Wasn't Me and Petit Plaisirs, two of the paintings I love most and never want to part with . So, how can I keep feeling this pleasure and produce more work?  Paint more animals.  I also want to share this passion with you, the lover of art and animals by starting to do commissions again.  I must admit that Colette has inspired me lately and got me thinking that yes, I can make a living creating art and doing what I love best.  Stiffling our true selves is not good for anyone. Artists need to create, and so do I.

To start, I've been working on a graphite sketch of my dog Taja.  She's an adorable Shih Tzu and there are so many pieces I want to create with her!  I'm still not done with this drawing though.  I'm adding more shading and highlighting. I will complete this in the next couple of days and share the final drawing.  I will then post a work in progress of a commission I'm working on of two dogs.  If you are intersted in having your pets captured in art, you can visit my website for more info and a list of prices.  Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have!