Monday, April 19, 2021

Pet Portrait Commission Completed


Portrait for Emily V.  - these are the 7 pets that have been a part of my client's mom and dad's family during their family's lifetime.  It is painted in acrylic and measures 20" x 30".  I will make a floater frame - for which the material is arriving today.  I have enjoyed putting this together - 
it has turned out perfectly! 

I will be adding the 'up close and personal' photos of each pet below to show detail of the animal as soon as my email or iPhone communicate with one another - always some kind of issue it seems with iPhone these days.  

This was such a huge challenge for me to paint!  I have angsted over it - but in the end it turned out exactly as I hoped it would.  Many hours, lots of painstaking planning occurred on this one.  The photos, as you can believe, were not as helpful as I wanted..many were old photos of pets who have passed.  Of the 7, only three are still with the family.  

The black and tan dog, Casey - 3rd from left, is a three legged dog and the 
client wanted that reflected in the painting. 
She lost her limb to cancer, was given only 6 mos to live 
and has lived on for 2 years already. 
What a nice gift of life.

NOW, I can't wait to move on with some weaving and some more acrylic painting.  The studio awaits!

Reese and Flickerfoot

Thanks for stopping by.  Feel free to leave a comment.


Serena Lewis said...

WOW...I got all emotional and my eyes welled up with tears when I saw this painting and read your post. What a beautiful and touching portrait of your client's precious fur-kids, past and present. Such a lovely idea and beautifully painted, Pattie. I'm in awe...truly.

I still miss my fur-kids who have passed. Your client will treasure this for sure.

Enjoy the rest of your week,
Serena x

Pattie Wall said...

Sorry so late to approve this comment Serena, we have been out of town. I certainly appreciate your wonderful words. It WAS a complete hit for Mother's Day for the family where I sent it in CT, USA. I know what you mean - missing our fur babies that have passed, we just took our first big road trip without either one, something was definitely missing from the adventure. Something we will have to get used to...but I suspect SOME DAY we will get another dog.
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving this comment.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Beautiful! You've captured all their personalities.