Showing posts with label realistic pet paintings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label realistic pet paintings. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Chihuahua Pet Portraits in Oil

Tyson
8 x 10 Oil on canvas
Carole Rodrigue ©2018
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The Amigos
18 x 24 Oil on canvas
Carole Rodrigue ©2018
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It's been a while since I've uploaded any paintings to my blog, and for this I apologize.  I'll be uploading several in the coming days, so please bear with me.

This cute little bunch of pups is owned by the same family.  The first painting, Tyson, was sadly a memorial painting.  He had just passed when I was commissioned and he was gifted to my client's husband who I'm told loved him so much and was heartbroken.  He was a truly sweet looking dog.  

The second painting, was the whole posse of chihuahuas owned by the family.  They are from left to right, Mary, Tido,Tyson, and Logan. They were standing on a deck and my client wanted it painted in.  I think each pup is so adorable and I'm happy I was able to capture their personalities.

Anyway, I'll post another piece tomorrow, so do come back.  If you want, you can also select to be notified by email.  Just look for the link. And, if you're thinking of having your own dog, cat, horse, or other beloved pet painted, just contact me for info.  The process is easy.  Send me your photos, we decide on a size, whether it's pastel or oil, and you approve the painting once it's done before deciding if you  want to go ahead with the purchase.  A deposit is required.  More pet portrait commission info and prices can be found here

Monday, April 9, 2018

Black Cat Painting

Zsa Zsa
8 x 10 oil on canvas
Carole Rodrigue ©2018
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Meet pretty Zsa Zsa.  This was a memorial painting which I wasn't sure if I'd be able to do.  There were no good clear photos of her, and the reference used for this painting had been taken with a flash, which meant her eyes were not visible.  I was able to correctly guess the colour of her eyes, however, and my client was extremely delighted to have a painting of her beloved cat.

I also painted her dog Chico, which was thought to be a Jack Russel Terrier mix.  This was also a memorial painting, and as with Zsa Zsa, there were no good clear photos.

When a pet is gone, it's not always easy to find good photos.  This is why I always stress to my friends to take lots of good photos while they are alive! Most of the time, I have to turn away commissions where there are no good references because I don't want to disappoint my clients with a sub-standard painting.  This time, I'm so happy I was able to do this for my client.  It meant the world to her and she is delighted to finally have her two precious pets painted and hanging on her walls.

If you're ever in doubt, the only way to be sure is to contact me and then send me whatever photos you have.  Doing custom pet portraits from photos is not always possible, but you never know until I have a look.  You might be surprised that it can be done!


Chico
11 x 14 oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2018
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