Finished this pet portrait for a new customer over the weekend. It was such a wonderful feeling to bring it to her home and see her
reaction. I was so glad to know I had exceeded her expectations and captured the spirit of her beautiful greyhounds (which were super sweet, by the way!)
I thought it would be fun to share the process of the painting here on my blog.
I started with a sketch which I did from a photo the customer emailed to me. We discussed over email the size and details. I told her I would not proceed until she approved the sketch, which she did!
I then transfered the sketch to Arches 100% cotton watercolor paper by using my light table. I love this stuff! It is worth the extra money because of the way the paint goes on it. Perfect. The light table I use it an ArtGraph light pad. It is so easy to store and to move around in my small space.
It was such a pleasure to create something she can treasure for years. And I loved meeting her and her sweet dogs!
If you would like to have a pet portrait done, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you!