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Spokane Pet Expo Cutest Pet Winner

Last fall we participated in the North Idaho Pet Expo to promote our side business, PetArtWorks pet portraits. It was our first trade show. The day before the show, while we were setting up, we were approached by the event coordinator who liked my work so much she asked if we'd be willing to offer a free portrait to the winner of the Cutest Pet Photo Contest in the Spokane Pet Expo scheduled for Spring 2020. In exchange, we would be included in all the marketing for the event as a sponsor, and be given a prime location at the trade show.

Free advertising? Prime location? Sure, why not?

Well, of course Kung Flu cancelled the Spokane Pet Expo. The Cutest Pet Photo Contest went on, however.

Since it was switched to an online contest, I thought it would be cool to do another demo video of me painting the winning portrait.

That's what we have here.

I hope you like it. I put a bit of effort into including commentary of my process, but of course there's a lot more I could have included.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and remember, you can order your own pet portrait using the link below.

Pet Portraits

I offer full range of portrait sizes on paper and stretched canvas. Give me a chance to paint your pet portrait!

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topdog

Topdog (aka Steve Merryman) is a designer, illustrator, dog lover, smart-ass and budding curmudgeon. He spends time working in his home-based design studio, SIGMA; painting dogs and other things; writing; chopping firewood; hiking; eating cheeseburgers; shooting guns; trying to ignore social media; and wondering where he left his pants.

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