Pet portraits commissioned artworks

In September I got a commission work to paint two pet portraits. I am very grateful for this opportunity since one of the portraits is my largest commissioned artwork so far.

Cat Luka

Portrait for Luka, 20″×24″

Dog Piper

Portrait for Piper, 11″×14″

The client also wants the processing photos so I put together a story board for both paintings.

This is actually the first time I show someone my entire painting process photos. I do have an album to store all layer by layer snapshots of each painting. But every time I am not sure if I could finish (save) it or not when I am half way there. As you can see in the images above, the first color layer is the “ugly” layer. I have to go through that every time and have to see through that every time. I know some artists work area by area, but I like to work in layers. The smaller painting usually needs 3 to 4 layers, the bigger one may need 5 to 6 layers. This is the way how I work.

Client received two paintings yesterday and loves them, thankfully. 😀

If you are interested in my commissioned artwork, please check out “Commission” page on my website. I am open to all subjects such as fantasy, sci-fiction, scenery, portraits and so on and so on.

Thank you for your consideration and I am looking forward to working with you. ❤

And please feel free to ask any question via “Contact” page. I’d love to answer and help.

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My paintings are an outlet to express the imagination I have inside my head that I can not put into words. After trying many mediums, I always find myself coming back to paint and brushes. In my current artistic practice, I use oil paint and mainly create portraits of mythical creatures and animals transfixed in the shifting colours of seascapes and landscapes. There is a natural spirit and magic to these creatures and their energy draws me in. Choosing to paint these creatures as real living wildlife rather than abstractions, I use bold and vivid colours to express the imaginary intertwined with reality, finding magic between the seams. Using a saturated colour palette, I create bold and striking imagery, contrasted between foreground and background, subject and landscape, and light and darkness. Weaving their bodies and the surface of the landscape into each other through organic forms and flowing brush strokes, I find beauty, strength and innocence in these creatures that reflect my inner world.