Two beautiful dogs. Such soulful eyes. The portrait of Stanley was in memory of. The client who hired me to do the portrait for Stanley’s owners, said that “They think you captured their beloved dog perfectly. They immediately hung it on the wall, and shed a few tears remembering dear old Stan.”
Cassie is a Boston Terrier. Such a fun dog to paint.
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All six cats were commissioned by their owner. Watercolor pet portraits on 8 x 10 inches Canson art boards. Each cat obviously have their own personality and pose. The eyes, though, are the focus for each portrait.
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Love doing these animals especially the parrot. I’ve never done a parrot or any bird. But I painted them like I paint the furry animals, close attention to the structure of their heads and to the textures. With Kukla, I used lift the color with semi-dry stiff brush to create the ends of the feathers. It was a great challenge!
To commission a portrait visit my Etsy shop. I offered pet portraits in either oils or watercolors.
This is Turk. He is a dachshund and just loves the water.
Interested in a portrait of your pet? Commissions can be requested in my Etsy shop, Paintings by Marlene. I can do portraits in either watercolor or oils. I usually take about a month to finish up an oil portrait. Maybe two weeks for watercolor.
When I start on a pet portrait in watercolor, I like to begin with a complete pencil drawing. This helps me to see more of the cat’s features and to understand the planes of its face and more importantly the values shifts across the head. Once completed I may use the drawing as a basis for the watercolor. I would xerox and enlarged to fit into the 8 x 10 format for a watercolor pet portrait. And then pencil trace the image onto the watercolor art board. From there it’s all about color.
Interested in a watercolor portrait of your pet. Click here to visit my Etsy shop for samples.