"Winston" is the first painting in my new "Pet Portraits Project." I was inspired by a good friend, Jo Mackenzie, who paints gloriously fresh watercolors. She also paints pets from her Facebook fans' photos. If they like their beloved pets' portraits, they can buy them.
I sent out the June newsletter on June 1st, announcing my intention. An old collector sent me an email with attachments right away! Winston is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He was sitting on his new mommy's lap on the day he came home 15 months ago. I transformed her pink sweater into a pillow. Winston is now 18 months old. He is full of energy at all times and is very smart. He really enjoys cold treats; some of his favorite treats are ice cubes and vanilla ice cream!
If you want to have your cats and dogs (and other furry friends) immortalized in oil painting, please contact me. The paintings are not commissions; prices will be lower than my commissions and I can be a little relaxed about the likeness of the subject. What I need is good photos taken in natural light (either indoors or outside), without flash. It will be better if I have several pictures (large files, such as 3 MB) to work with.
By the way, the winner of "Pink Rose" is Ruby Jung. Congratulations, Ruby! I would like to thank more than 30 fans who participated in my painting giveaway. I will be giving a print away in less than 10 days. So stay tuned!