The “More than a Pet, More than a Friend…Family” contest here at “Larry Gekiere Artist”, in honor of National Pet Week, has concluded and I am happy to announce the winners. Just a reminder, if you subscribe to my newsletter, you will get a chance to participate in future contests!
As I have said before, photographs are a very important aspect of my job in producing a hand-painted oil portrait of your pet, and I really enjoyed reviewing the photos entered in the contest. It was hard to actually select winners!
Here are the winning entries for your enjoyment!
FIRST PLACE goes to Jill C., CEO of the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, for her photo of Shiloh entertaining some of the children at the House. Great photo showing the way dogs can create a family.
SECOND PLACE goes to Lezli R. for a lovely family portrait that not only includes her two fur children as beloved members of the family, but also manages to capture them all with their eyes open and on the camera! Great job!
THIRD PLACE goes to Hal M., a volunteer at Legacy Boxer Rescue, for his great black and white “selfie” of his foster boxer Frodo and Frodo’s dad, Hal. Beautiful composition and I would love a chance to do a black and white painting!
FIRST RUNNER UP
FIRST RUNNER UP goes to Lori M. for her comic shot of a family member who is apparently a cheesehead and a Green Bay fan with an adorable smile! Patient cat in a great shot!
Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to everyone who entered the contest and to all my loyal newsletter subscribers! I will likely be sharing some of the paintings that I create for the winners here on the blog over the next few months, so stay tuned.
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