If you are trying to get the very best photo of your pet which will result in a great portrait, there are some basic concepts to keep in mind. Many people choose to have professional photography done. That is always a possibility, but with a little patience and preparation, you can really enjoy capturing the perfect picture for … Continue reading Getting the Best Photo of Your Pet for a Portrait
Diary of a Painter
As promised, I wanted to share the finished painting of Shiloh, the first prize winner in my “More than a Pet, More than a Friend…Family” photo contest. Shiloh’s photo was submitted by Jill C. CEO of the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. I hope you enjoyed seeing the progression of Shiloh’s painting. If you would … Continue reading Finished Painting – Shiloh
This year is the 10th anniversary of the Wags and Waves family and dog event. This event is sponsored by and benefits several animal rescue organizations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Wags and Waves 2018 will be held at Hawaiian Falls Water Park in Garland, Texas on Saturday, September 8th. All proceeds from Wags and … Continue reading Wags and Waves – A Great Fun WET Rescue Event
I hope you enjoyed seeing the progression of Shiloh’s painting. I will blog here about the completed portrait and show it off. It will also be available in my Gallery. If you would like a chance to win a contest like Jill and Shiloh did, be sure to sign up for my newsletter. Just click … Continue reading Painting First Place Winner Shiloh: Step-By-Step
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, … Continue reading Photo Contest Winners!
As you know, in honor of National Pet Week, “Larry Gekiere Artist” held a contest just for my newsletter subscribers. The theme of the contest was in keeping with the theme for next year’s National Pet Week – “More than a Pet, More than a Friend…Family”. Here are all the GREAT entries for your enjoyment. … Continue reading Photo Contest Entries – Winners Announced Soon!
It’s SPRING and I’m having a CONTEST!! In honor of National Pet Week, “Larry Gekiere Artist” is holding a contest just for my newsletter subscribers. The theme of the contest is in keeping with the theme for next year’s National Pet Week – “More than a Pet, More than a Friend…Family”. The contest runs through … Continue reading Photo Contest!
Did you know that the first full week of May, May 6 through May 14th this year, is National Pet Week? Of course, we here at Larry Gekiere – Artist think a great way to celebrate National Pet Week is to commemorate your bond with your pet by getting a custom oil painting of your … Continue reading Celebrate National Pet Week!
This year for the first time, Larry Gekiere – Artist is participating in a great fundraising event put on by one of the biggest dog rescue organizations in the DFW area by offering a special donation. Legacy Boxer Rescue (LBR) was founded in 2004 with the belief that all Boxers should have a legacy befitting … Continue reading Donation to Legacy Boxer Rescue – Painting to Save Pups!
As I’ve said before, photographs are a very important part, of producing a hand-painted oil portrait of your pet. However, these kinds of “confession” photos, while hysterically funny, might not be ideal for a painting! (But they are funny!) (Click on the photos to get a full-sized view!) If you need a laugh or a chance … Continue reading Funny Photos of Guilty Pets
Now and again I send out an email about what’s going on at “Larry Gekiere Artist”. With the latest email, I have changed the format a bit. My email is now the official newsletter of Larry Gekiere Artist. Every quarter I’ll be sharing my favorite blog posts from the past months, but for those of … Continue reading News About the “Larry Gekiere Artist Newsletter”!