Some pet images work exceptionally well larger than life, and this striking pose was another great one for this.
This is a watercolor of an excellent image Alan captured of a rare moment of peace between the cats — aware of each other but sufficiently distant.
These portraits are more accurately “animal friends” rather than pets – this time, horses! The first portrait in the middle was a commission, and the two on the sides are horses at The Right Step, Inc.
Like Tobey (from Tobey’s Gaze), TJ has a bunch of fluffy white fur and a piercing gaze.
This is a fun combination of a few techniques I’ve been wanting to try more: an extreme crop, asymmetric multiple canvases, and textures.
This is the most ambitious pet portrait I’ve done to date: five distinct cats, from completely separate reference photos, combined to appear to be sitting together.
More pet portraits – here’s a bunch of dogs I’ve painted so far this year.
I put out a call for pet portraits early in the year and have done quite a few since then. Most of them I held off on posting because they were gifts and I didn’t want to spoil the surprise. This batch is cats!
I enjoy painting portraits of pets, and my latest commission was especially fun: pet chickens!
Continuing my tradition of creating new works to donate to the annual Works/San José benefit auction, here’s one that echoes some of the artful cropping of the Statement paintings but with a new subject matter.
This one’s another commission from my friend Kevin. Merry Christmas Allie! I worked from an Instagram photo of her two cats before a windowsill.
Just finished this commission for a painting of Tobey, the furry friend of Alan’s co-worker Melinda.
Alan took a photo of our cat I/O a few years ago with this amazing yawn.