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.

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:


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.

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!



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

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

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

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

  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?

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

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


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


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