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Brooks and Roscoe

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A Christmas commission. Using separate photos as reference images can sometimes be a challenge.

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Cole, a Curly Pet Portrait

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This is Cole, a particularly curly – and happy – fellow. This regular commission came to me in late October, just before the Christmas rush, so I’m including it in my Christmas commissions list anyway because once I finished it, the orders came pouring in. The client only supplied one photo, not normally a good thing. But in this case …

Pet Portrait of Bella, a Yellow Lab

Pet Portrait Commission: Sydney

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For this pet portrait commission of Sydney, a charming Black Lab, I used two photos as reference. In one he was dressed for St. Patrick’s day, looking into the camera wearing a green feathery luau thingy around his neck and a goofy headdress with two green Irish top-hats on springs (I’m not judging, we’ve all been there). As charming as …

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Smilin’ Beorn the Bernese Mountain Dog

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Beorn is our Bernese Mountain Dog and he’s a sweet guy. He loves The Missus, so for our Anniversary, I painted a big portrait of the big guy. At 36″ square, this portrait demands attention, but in a friendly, “Come Let Me Lick You” way. I love the orange-red background that reflects Beorn’s coloring and creates a warm and friendly …