I had some lovely feedback today from a happy pet portrait customer. I met Kathie at the Made with Love Markets in March and she commissioned me to paint a portrait for her daughter Alison’s birthday of Alison’s beloved pup, Persephone. Persephone is an adorable Poochon (Poodle x Bichon Frise) who is like a child […]
Being a Pet Portrait artist, I usually get asked to paint people’s dogs. Being a huge dog lover myself, it is always a delight to talk to my clients about their beloved fur babies. Quite often I also get to meet the dogs themselves, which is always a joy. I love painting dogs. They come […]
The Kangaroo Dog was responsible for feeding our very early settlers by bringing down kangaroos and wallabies so these early settlers could eat. So they were somewhere between a Scottish Deerhound and a Greyhound
Commissioned memorial portrait in acrylic on canvas of Ruby the Rhodesian Ridgeback.
painted by australian artist Opal Pastro
I had my first solo exhibition at our local pub last July. I had been back painting only a year and a half after two decades of perusing other outlets for my creative nature. My two daughters grew up not knowing their mum could draw or paint because they barely saw me with a paint […]
In part one of this blog I went through how I set up the canvas and the primary stages of blocking in. This blog go through the finishing off layers. Below is Fergus after I’ve painted in his mouth and put a first layer of colour on his hair. I’ve included the background at this […]
In preparation for my exhibit at the https://dogloversshow.com.au/melbourne/,I need to paint examples of my work for the visitors to see what I do. I thought it might be interesting to document my painting process from start to finish. This is my reference photo of a beautiful shaggy dog I recently met outside the local IGA […]
Miss Murphy the painting had been hanging around for a year now. Last year she had two outings. The first was as an entrant in the Mantova Art Prize at the local Bellingen Agriculural Show. A couple of months later, she had a six week stint at my first solo exhibition at the local pub. […]
This is “REX”
Rex enjoys going down to the river for a quick cool off on hot summer afternoons.
Rex loves the shake off the best though….
See Rex’s painting at my exhibit at https://dogloversshow.com.au/melbourne/