If you are trying to get some pet photos that are going to be great for a portrait there are some basic concepts to keep in mind.
Diary of a Painter
Every year, I enjoy painting more and more. The reason? There are always new challenges and overcoming them can feel like a real accomplishment.
An example is this painting of Dolly and Bella.
Once again this year, my studio offered the donation of a hand-painted oil painting to be auctioned off at the Crystal Charity Ball. The Crystal Charity Ball is an amazing organization that has been helping children for over 60 years and raised more than $137 million for more than 140 children’s charities. This year’s very … Continue reading Donation to Crystal Charity Ball – Painting to Help Children
A gift certificate from Larry Gekiere – Artist for a one-of-a-kind oil painting makes a thoughtful and unique present for anyone on your list!
Looking for the perfect gift for a pet lover in your life? A hand-painted oil portrait of their pet would make a thoughtful and unique present for someone on your list.
I was glued to the news, just like you, watching the heartbreaking story of Hurricane Harvey unfold. And like you, I really wanted to do something to help. So I came up with a special offer to assist the SPCA in Houston through the medium of my painting of pet portraits. Heartbreaking Separations It struck me … Continue reading Special Offer: The Lost Pets of Hurricane Harvey
Have you heard of the phrase “man’s best friend?” It’s a common phrase referring to domestic dogs as pets who are close to their owners.
Those of us who paint are always in awe of painters in the past century. They had to work under much tougher conditions.
In this blog post, I am sharing with you the step-by-step process as I painted a portrait of Kodos the cat, capturing drama on canvas.
Doing a pet portrait is more than a creative outlet for me. I would like to tell you three recent stories that touched my heart. The Reward What I hope you get from these three stories is that for me the reward of the painting is the knowledge that I have helped to … Continue reading Why I Love Doing YOUR Pet Portrait: Three Stories
Not this kind of oil and water! Painting with acrylics requires water. Painting with oil does not. Now, mixed media is a whole other story! Acrylics As a professional painter, I have been asked several times why I use oil and not acrylic paint. Acrylics, created in the 1940’s, are faster to paint with since … Continue reading Can You Mix Oil and Water?