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 quarter I’ll be sharing my favorite blog posts from the past months in a newsletter, but for those of you who stay updated on the website, there will now and again be something special just for my loyal newsletter subscribers – a contest with prizes or a special offer.
This was the first year of the Comedy Pet Photography Awards, a companion to the hysterical Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. While photographs are a very important part of my job, in producing a hand-painted oil portrait of your pet, these kinds of photos MIGHT not be perfect for a painting.
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.