Friday, September 26, 2014

Colorful Pet Portraits

If you are coming over from Suzan's blog, "Simply Vintageous", welcome! I'm so glad to have you. And I wish you the best of luck in the giveaway.  If you haven't don't know about it, click on the above link so you can enter.
Soda

I know you've seen Soda's painting I did but I want to share with you some others I've done or am working on:
Buddy

Herbie

My colorful Pet Portraits started as a result of taking a fun class painting - you guessed it - Colorful Pet Portraits with acrylics. This was a "stepping out of my comfort zone" class - I'll share why in a bit. We had to send a photo of our pet so the canvas would be ready when we arrived. We could only have one pet in the photo, so I sent in Buddy's picture as I had a better photo of him.


I had fun painting him but to be honest, I'd probably do it a little differently if I had to do it over again and had time to really think it out.  Still, not a bad first attempt.

My husband said Herbie felt left out so I took a good photo of him and then did his portrait. He's such a clown and I think I captured that with his red nose and tongue hanging out.


At the same time, I also did Soda's. I had asked Suzan what colors she preferred and then tried to do the background to capture some of Suzan's style.

These were fun and totally in my style since I could really think about them and didn't have the short time limit of a class.

Now to why the class was out of my comfort zone - I generally do realistic art. I am working on a picture of my niece's horse right now in oil. I still have a lot of hours to go on it but she is coming along nicely.
Maple


So you see, the colorful portraits are a definite break from my norm. They stretch me to do something new which is always good as it helps me grow as an artist. And I have a blast painting them.

So if you're interested in a pet portrait, please leave me a comment below or email me. I am very excited to offer my colorful pet portraits. I look forward to hearing from you!

Hugs,
Cecilia

8 comments:

  1. Love all the animals. Maple is stunning already! I love paintings/pics of horses!

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    1. Thanks Susan! Me too (love horse paintings ;) ), been wanting to do one and the photo of Maple was perfect for it!

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  2. Cecilia, you are so talented! Blessings, Cecilia

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    1. Aw, thanks, Cecilia. I have always loved to draw and paint!

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  3. I just love Soda's portrait! You really blessed Suzan's heart. Fingers (and toes) crossed that I win and can have Sadie's portrait done! I hope you have a great weekend. Are you off to the farm for the weekend?

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    1. Hi Vicky! Yes, we were at the farm...perfect weather too! Thank you! And good luck!
      Hugs

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  4. Fabulous painting Cecilia! You must have had so much fun painting them, because it shows :).

    xxx

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    1. Thank you Doreen. Yes, I do. It's such a fun technique. :)

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