Monday, October 18, 2010

Hooray for Hollywood

Here is my most recent commission, a portrait of Hollywood.  He's not actually a Labradoodle as I had thought when I first glanced at his photos, but a Cockapoo, a cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle. Handsome boy, no?  This is actually the second portrait I've done of Hollywood.  The first can be seen in my Rainbowdog gallery, where he's posing in front of the Hollywood sign.

There is still time to commission your own personal pet portrait for the holidays!  These portraits make wonderful gifts, and the special introductory (and so affordable!) price of $125 for a 12 x 12 inch portrait is available until October 31.  Let me color your holidays for you.  Email me at to get the process started.  Thanks!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Painting a Memory

One of my latest commissions is of this beauty named Zoe. Sadly, Zoe passed away recently, and her owner Diana wanted a portrait of her beloved companion -- half Chesapeake Bay Retriever, half chocolate Lab -- as a keepsake.   I frequently paint memorial portraits, and customers always tell me how much they enjoy having a custom artwork to commemorate a special relationship with a pet.
Here's what Diana wrote me when she saw the portrait: 

"Janet, I love it! The use of color around her eyes is truly amazing.  You captured her gaze perfectly and the pink in the background and the way you incorporated it into her coat totally suits her.  If I didn't know otherwise, I would think that you had met her...........I couldn't be happier with the portrait!   
I am so glad that I found your Rainbowdog website.  You are incrediblytalented and thanks to you I will be able to "see" Zoe everyday when I look at her portrait." 

Now that's the kind of endorsement that makes it all worthwhile!  Thank YOU Diana.

Diana purchased a 12 x 12 inch portrait of Zoe, which not only suited her available wall space, but also saved her quite a bit, since the 12 x 12 inch is still at the introductory price of $125.  Commission one before October 31 to receive the same introductory pricing!.