Doing a Dog Expo for the first time is a pretty daunting experience. Many wakeful nights I have spent with my mind racing ideas around my head and fantasizing about how many hundreds of dog owners will be rushing to my store to get their custom pet portrait. I spent the seven weeks of lead […]
Tag: pet portraits
Painted portraits of your pet
My preparations are all in order for the https://dogloversshow.com.au/melbourne/ next weekend at the Royal Exhibition Building. I’m really proud of myself for getting all these paintings completed early- and I’m thrilled with them as a group. It has given me time to have a break from painting and organise all the other bits and […]
My Doglovers Preparations are almost complete! Buy your tickets online before the show and get 20% off the door price. Add promocode OPALPASTROMDLS and receive a further 10% discount. After seven very busy painting weeks, today I finished the last piece that I am taking to the Doglovers Show as pet portrait examples. It’s been […]
When I re-ignited my passion for painting a couple of years ago I started using acrylics because of the environmental impact of cleaning up after painting with oils. I always used oils at art school – lots of it. My paintings were huge (up to 2mt square) and mostly applied with a pallet knife. […]
Commissioned memorial portrait in acrylic on canvas of Ruby the Rhodesian Ridgeback.
painted by australian artist Opal Pastro
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/
News Update For those peeps who live in Melbourne, you are so lucky because on the first weekend of May 2018 the https://dogloversshow.com.au/melbourne/ (The Doglovers show) will be on. I’m so excited because I have been invited to exhibit my doggie paintings and be a part of some amazing doggie magic. In fact, because of this […]