ART BLOG article
"Ruby", a Border Collie Mix
One of my favorite things to do in my studio is paint pet portraits. I love watching that special animal come to life and I feel like I have an actual relationship with them by the time I’m done. This is “Ruby” and I talked with Ruby’s owners’ daughter on the phone and over email, and I asked her questions about Ruby and what made her so special.
This is a painting the couple already had of Jingle. Ruby will be on the green wall next to Jingle. I wanted to incorporate some blue and green to match Jingle’s portrait and the wall color.
This is the original photograph…
… and here is the final painting.
What an honor to paint this wonderful dog. I can’t wait for Ruby’s owner to unwrap this portrait and have her memory immortalized on the living room wall. And I hope the real Ruby is with them for many more years.
If there is a special pet (or person or place or object) in your life, you can take a look at pricing and samples of my work here.