Category Archives: commissioned portrait

February 2020 Personal Creative Challenge, Day 13: Update on Amy’s Portrait

My goal with Amy’s portrait today was to get the values settled, the dark areas and the light areas, and to get the plant as finished as I could get it. I posted this challenge update on The Creative Cat: February 2020 Personal Creative Challenge, Day 13: Update on Amy’s Portrait

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February 2020 Personal Creative Challenge, Day 9: Update on Amy’s Portrait

I’m counting all creative things I do into my creative challenge, especially artwork. Time spent on a portrait works into that. I began this portrait last summer but picked it up again after my hip surgery last fall. I had a chance to meet with the customer last month and posted the first draft then. […]

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What’s on My Easel: Amy

A good start on my next commissioned portrait, “Amy”, former feral mom cat happy in her forever rescue home. This portrait will be about 16 x 22 and is painted in pastel. Read more about this portrait on The Creative Cat: What’s on My Easel: Amy

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Commissioned Portrait: Mulder, Scully and Casey

We all know what TV show these three were named for! Popular back in 2000 when I painted this portrait. This portrait was for a man to give to his wife for her birthday, featuring all their “kids”—in fact, he requested I add “The Kids” to the mat below the portrait in calligraphy. Read more […]

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Commissioned Portrait: Oscar

Meet Oscar! I just delivered this portrait to his people today, a couple who have volunteered and fostered for shelters for decades. He joins two other portraits I’d painted for them of their other cat families. Read more on The Creative Cat: Commissioned Portrait: Oscar

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Commissioned Portrait Trio: Lucy, Ethel and Bubba

I just finished this trio of portraits of, Bubba, Lucy and Ethel, three rescued shelter cats adopted from the Petco adoption area where their human volunteered. Read more about these fine felines on The Creative Cat: Commissioned Portrait Trio: Lucy, Ethel and Bubba

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A Father’s Day Gift Idea

In everyone’s life is at least one special person who shared a love of animals, and in that person’s life there is often an animal companion who is or was very special to them. Father’s Day is just around the corner. Portraits take up to four weeks to complete, especially with framing and then shipping, […]

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Commissioned Portrait Special for the One Who Taught You

In everyone’s life is at least one special person who shared a love of animals, and in that person’s life there is often an animal companion who is or was very special to them. Mother’s Day is in May and Father’s Day in June. Portraits take up to four weeks to complete, especially with framing […]

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Looking Out on “Spring”

Sally looks out over a blooming yard to a deep spring landscape of Western Pennsylvania. “Spring” is the first of a quartet of paintings I was commissioned to paint to fit into a handmade frame featuring each of the four seasons. My customer loved white cats, and wanted to feature a white cat in there […]

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Commissioned Portrait Finished: Stained Glass Feline Family ~ The Creative Cat

When I finished adding all the little black outlines and stood back to get a good look at the whole painting, my heart skipped a beat. Read more about this unique custom portrait on The Creative Cat: Commissioned Portrait Finished: Stained Glass Feline Family ~ The Creative Cat

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