To make a portrait of this little guy, I cropped the picture to present more of a closeup, then added a bright and simple background. I didn't get too crazy with my colors on this portrait, because Barney's mom is more of a traditionalist, and asked that I keep impressionist colors to a minimum.
This particular portrait was painted in acrylic on recycled board, and will go off the the lucky winner in a repurposed frame that I repainted in gold to pick up the golden highlights in Barney's fur.
If you would like to commission your own Rainbowdog, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more at the Rainbowdog website, and keep updated on future contests at the Rainbowdog Pet Portraits facebook page.
Rainbowdog. Painting 50 portraits in 2011