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
Finally! I’m getting a chance to share with you some of the SURPRISE gifts that I created for customers for the holidays. Since these custom oil paintings were surprises, I couldn’t let you in on the excitement of their creation, but now I can. As you can see, portraits of beloved pets or loved ones … Continue reading The Best SURPRISE? A Custom Oil Painting!
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! Someone in your life would certainly treasure a portrait of a beloved pet or a painting of a very special person. You might even have the exact subject in mind for … Continue reading A Unique and Personal Holiday Gift
It’s time to share the finished painting of Luna Rose, the second prize winner in my “More than a Pet, More than a Friend…Family” photo contest! Luna Rose’s photo was submitted by Lezli R. If you would like your own custom painting – a portrait of a beloved pet or of a loved … Continue reading Finished Painting – Luna Rose
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!