Monday, March 26, 2012

Ralph's Finished Pet Portrait

This painting came a long way from where it was before!  

I am currently waiting to hear back from Ralph's mom to see if she'd like any changes.  Then, I'll let the painting dry for a few weeks, apply some varnish, more drying, and it will be shipped out so that Ralph can enjoy it around the end of April!  (I'm sure his parents will enjoy it more than he will, but that's okay.)

20" x 16" oil on canvas
I also painted a custom Schnauzer silhouette for an order from Canada.  I had to fill out a customs form and everything.  I am now an international artist! (Hopefully the painting will make it there ok.  It can take more than a month to go through customs and travel through the Canadian mail system.  Yikes!)

Last week, I redid all of my listings for dog silhouette watercolors on my Etsy shop.  My first idea was to do a painting of a lot of breeds and then I could sell archival quality prints from the paintings.  It turns out, getting prints made is EXPENSIVE and FRUSTRATING!!  It is much easier to paint a new silhouette for every order that comes in.  I also like that this will make every piece original and unique for the person who buys it (just like their dog!) 


On another note, my birthday was this weekend.  I am now old enough to rent a car! 

14 comments:

  1. Happy birthday! Love the painting
    Dachshund Nola

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  2. loving the schnauzer painting !

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  3. Wow! That painting of Ralph is amazing! Happy Birthday!

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  4. Happy Birthday! Love your pictures. Ralph is beautiful and the schnauzer is excellent - woofs and licks from Magic xx

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    1. Schnauzers are great subjects for "whiskered paintings"! :D

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  5. OMD that painting is absolutely gorgeous!! When I make it big, I have just the photo of Sampson and Delilah that I will commission you to paint.

    Oh and btw, happy belated birthday!!

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    1. lol, I'm ready when you are!

      And thanks!

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  6. That is AMAZING! You are SO talented, my friend!

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  7. Oh wow, that is so gorgeous!
    You are a very talented lady!
    Happy Birthday!
    Lynne x

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  8. That is excellent! Happy Birthday, too!
    Stewey

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  9. Happy Birthday!

    RA, Isis & Nanuk

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