Monday, February 13, 2012

Pet Portrait Commission-Dan's cats

This painting was actually done last spring.  I was looking for new ways to help fundraise for my Breast Cancer 3-Day walk and I decided to try to do art and craft commissions in return for donations.  This worked really well for me and helped me bring in quite a bit of money to help in the fight for breast cancer.  This painting was done for my friend and walking buddy Dan.  We walked together in San Diego in Nov. 2010, and again in Boston during July 2011.  We're signed up to walk again in San Francisco in Sept. of this year.  He is a wonderful friend and I enjoy all the time we are able to spend together. 
I found it funny that I was super worried about painting the tiger striped gray cat.  That one went well and just fell into place without much of a struggle.  On the other hand, the black and white one was very hard for me.  I had to redo that one a few times to get it right.  This is an acrylic painting on a 9x12 canvas.  It was a fun project to work on and I learned quite a few things while I was working on this painting.  Here's one of the photos' I was sent to base my painting from:

You can see another pet protrait that I painted here.

I'm still open to doing commission work both for donations, and for profit depending on the situation.  I've got a few things in the works and I can't wait to get started on them.

Thanks for stopping by


  1. Wow they turned out great.. funny that you had more problems with the black and white.. great idea for fundraising too...
    `*.¸.*´Happy Valentine's Day


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