I was recently commissioned to do another per portrait. I love painting pets ands great  part of the fun are all the photos folks send me to choose from. I try to select a photo that I think shows the pets personality best. What’s hard to get across to people is that sometimes a really cute photo will not make a good portrait, it’s just a cute photo. 🙂

So meet Rusty. He’s adorable and loves his tuna cans. He also has a great big tail he swishes through the air. He was a lot of fun to paint for sure!  I admit that the position this photo was taken of him had him at a difficult angle to paint with proper perspective. I employed the grid method to sketch him on the canvas. It took me three tries to get it right but I’m in love with the result. I think my clients are too.