"Princess Fergie," 12" square, larger than lifesize Chihuahua portrait, done in acrylic on 1-1/2" cradeled Ampersand Gessobord. Inquiries (including booking your own pet portrait) may always come to me.
In November I hung an exhibition of my work at Body Pure, a pilates studio in Birmingham, Michigan. It was a great opportunity to showcase a variety of Dog-a-Day paintings in a contemplative setting - something I don't often get the chance to do, since the majority of my pieces head off to their new homes as soon as they are dry.
Fergie is the studio's official mascot, greeting customers with a trademarked timid little dance. Like any princess worth her weight in gold, she's selective about those she approaches (but just between you and me, a cookie works wonders). I shot a variety of reference photos, and was eager to get started on another "big" piece, knowing that Fergie's personality would simply leap off the panel.
Her portrait will hang in the lobby area of Body Pure for the next few months, that is, after I get it glazed and delivered. You are invited to stop by and compare the real thing to the painted version - after which you are welcome to call me and begin a discussion about how I can do the same thing with your own pet, larger than lifesized or just a wee bit smaller.
(BTW, this cradeled gessobord is an absolute dream to paint on! and it makes for an incredible presentation - the painting is "wrapped" around the sides and sits off the wall so there is no need to frame. It elevates the art to an entirely new level.)
Thanks, as always, for looking at - and sharing - my artwork with your friends and family.
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COMMISSION A PET PORTRAIT: contact me
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