I love painting portraits of pets, and animals in general, and I am always honored when someone commissions me to do one of a beloved pet that has passed on, waiting to cross over the Rainbow Bridge. Such is the case with Peanut Patton, a beautiful little dog that meant the world to his owner Jim.
While I do many pet portraits, I have a tendency to get rather focused on the painting itself and forget to take photos showing the progress from start to finish. Below you will see the photos of Peanut’s portrait starting with the reference photo and ending with the matted and framed painting.
I started working on Peanut, beginning primarily with the areas that would have other areas of fur overlapping them.
I thoroughly hope you have enjoyed seeing the progress, and would love to hear your comments! God bless!