AT TOP: The first Dog a Day painting, a 4" x 6" study of Arwen, from October 2006. At bottom, a Dog a Day painting of Fergie, 12" square, from January 2010.
Who would have thought back in 2006 when I started “Painting a Dog a Day,” that it would grow up into this?
The original premise of Painting a Dog a Day was that each new day would bring about one new pet portrait. The project’s blog would be updated with a jpg of the painting and highlight the animal’s story/my painting process, while proceeds from the paintings’ sales benefit animal welfare. I pledged to keep this up for one year.
But I had so much fun, I never stopped.
The idea has ripened, over the years inspiring other artists to begin their own daily pet portrait projects. But there is no substitute for owning your own Dog a Day portrait. The commission process is an entertaining collaboration, while following along with the dailies provides the opportunity to snap up a painting that will bring infinite smiles to your home.
2010 brings Dog a Day painting #1000, a third book (and perhaps a few other creative publications), painting tutorials (videos and published), and a solo show highlighting the "Happily Ever Afters" of rescued pets! And that's just the beginning.
All the Painting a Dog a Day postings and paintings ever are still available on the blog.
Limited edition giclees can be purchased through my Etsy store.
Original paintings, along with reproductions and notecards of select images are available in my FineArtAmerica storefront. If you don’t see the painting you want, please let me know.
You can purchase books here.
Want to commission your own Dog-a-Day painting?? well what are you waiting for? Email me.