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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Animal Paintings

Don't we love our animals? They become part of our family.

I am working on a space for a client and I wanted to add a personal touch to it. I think every space should have something you love in it.

When I saw her dog I knew I had to paint him.

 I love to paint but it has been awhile since I have painted on canvas. The last time was painting my valances in my Craft Room. 

I have painted all types and styles. A post that best represents this was my Painting and Love post.

This was something I really enjoyed because of my love for animals. I am now thinking of offering custom pet portraits in my ETSY shop. I love how doing one thing turns into something else.

I started with a picture printed off my computer.

I penciled in a sketch of the subject and started layering paint. I used acrylic.


I kept the photo near me to try and get the likeness of the animal as close as I could.


I love the way it came out and I think his owner did too!



What do you think? I love painting on this size. They are 12x12 gallery wrapped canvases.

Painting is a perception. A creative expression. Whether I paint on canvas or furniture it is what makes my soul happy:) If interested in purchasing one of your sweet baby. I am selling these for $160 They are acrylic on 12"x12" gallery wrapped canvas. Shipping is 12.95US I will need an email with a headshot of your pet with a color background you are interested in. To order click button below!
If you are local email first so you can pick up with no shipping charge.

17 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW! that looks awesome! i had no idea you could do that! :)

Calypso In The Country said...

Gorgeous! You should put them on Etsy. I would love one done of my Rosie!
-Shelley

Sandy Camarda said...

I love this Deneen :)

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Thanks Sandy!

srpprcrftr said...

You are a very talented painter, besides furniture. Your portrait of her dog is an excellent likeness. She'll really treasure that portrait of her sweetheart boy.

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Thank you! That is such a sweet compliment!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Great job on the portrait. I love animals too, and I can't imagine living without one.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wonderful puppy portrait!
I am grateful everyday for my little doggy!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Mary C. Nasser said...

I am your newest blog follower, too...#664! :)

Gloria in CA said...

This is pretty good and thanks for the step process. Yes "dogs" or as I call them "family pet members" are our family. Once they grab our hearts, we can't say no. We love them as much as we love our own. Nice job on your work. Thank you.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

this is a lovely portrait... you have captured the expression in the eyes beautifully...xx

Christine said...

lovely canvas!

Victoria said...

Wow..Stunning..what a beautiful soul!! Such talent..so gorgeous!
Happy PPF
Victoria

La Abela said...

Very good job, that dog looks so real. Saludos

Giggles said...

I've done the same for a friend!! This is marvelous...I love it I love dogs!! Good job!

Hugs Giggles

Kim said...

Wonderful piece, I love how you captured the expression so well. HPPF!

pauline said...

what a great portrait! You did a fantastic job. Animals are usually the hardest to do. xox