Tag Archives: commissioned portrait

Great Rescues Day Book: Portraits, Stories, Day Book and Feline Care Book

I’ve used a day book for over 30 years and have all the arrivals and, sadly, departures of each of my cats along with my friends’ weddings, my nieces’ births and the births of their children, the day I first registered a business name, all that sort of stuff, conveniently included in one place. Great […]

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A Gift For Yourself, Commissioned Art Special Through December 31, 2022

Veronica wanted a custom piece of artwork that included a Schnauzer to remember the years of Schnauzer dogs she had loved, and she really liked my painting “Tea for Tulips,” and wanted to combine the two into one piece of artwork I’d create for her. The result is above in “Veronica’s Tulips.” The possibilities are […]

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Commissioned Father’s Day Portrait: Keith, Seuss and Munchkin

This portrait was a total Father’s Day surprise for Keith from his wife and children, and it was so much fun to put together. 25% discount on portraits lasts until June 30, 2021 I can’t get a portrait done by then, but you can still purchase a portrait before the end of the month and […]

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Commissioned Artwork and Portrait Specials for Mothers, Fathers and More

For a woman whose father was a doctor and studied in France, a painting of this scene at Les Invalides in Paris was the perfect gift. Custom artwork of pets and places make great gifts for parents or others who influenced your life. In everyone’s life is at least one special person who shared a […]

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Marketplace: Commissioned Portrait Specials for Special People

I always feature my traditional Mother’s and Father’s Day discounts on commissioned pet portraits from April through June so you can have a discount on a special portrait for that person in your life who inspired you to love animals. Read more on The Creative Cat: Marketplace: Commissioned Portrait Specials for Special People

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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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Featured Artwork: “Mimi in the Formal Garden”, a Special Commission for CWA ~ The Creative Cat

I was very honored and excited when Deb Barnes, president of the Cat Writers’ Association, contacted me at the end of March with a very special commission. She wanted to know if I could create the artwork for the thank you note that would be given by the organization to the many sponsors, donors and […]

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Commissioned Portrait: Franklin, First Draft ~ The Creative Cat

Meet Franklin, the subject of my next portrait. He’s an older boy, 15 years to be exact, and a nice light buff color with yellow-green eyes. I’ve blocked in all the shapes and color areas, and I always love it at this stage; sometimes I’ll actually leave it here, loose and expressive. As long as […]

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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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