It's always fun to paint fluffy dogs, so I had a good time painting this 16 x 20 inch acrylic portrait. Bella's mom intends to frame this picture, so I painted it on a traditional, 3/4 inch deep canvas. Clients can always choose between the traditional, "frameable" depth canvas and the gallery-wrap I most frequently use, which can be hung as-is, no frame needed.
Here's one of the pictures of Bella I used for reference. It's not the one I worked directly from, but I love the "over the shoulder" pose.
For color inspiration on this portrait, I even had a swatch of wallpaper where the portrait will hang!
My client was worried that giving me colors she wanted and wallpaper samples would limit me, but I welcomed the input. After all, I'm working to make a keepsake my clients will love that also fits with their decor.
If you'd like to commission your own Rainbowdog portrait, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more about sizes, prices and my process, on my website, rainbowdog.net.
Rainbowdog Pet Portraits: Painting 50 Portraits in 2011.