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
The Donation This past April, Larry Gekiere – Artist donated a custom 12″ by 16″ oil portrait to the 2019 Jub Jam auction and was very happy to do so, since the cause that the Jub Jam supports is one close to his heart. Jub Jam What is Jub Jam exactly? It is a fabulous … Continue reading A Donation for Jub Jam and a Great Cause
Not exactly the kind of custom oil paintings that I create for my clients, but these ancient representations of dogs that were carved into sandstone in Saudi Arabia 8000 to 9000 years ago, are thought to be the oldest artistic depictions of dogs ever found. A great article in the journal Science details the finding. … Continue reading First “Custom Paintings” of Dogs?
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!