Thursday, March 11, 2010

Nana 11

Introducing to you is Nana 11, pet portrait #11 in the pet painting art project. She has such a dainty and graceful look with her sleek coat and compact body. I'm not sure the breed of this dog, maybe the owner will come back to let us know. She looks like a Whippet/Italian Greyhound and appears to have a body built for speed.
I ended up doing this one in a similar painting approach as my dog Sirius. It's an expressive, painterly style with obvious brush strokes in it. Since she is a dark furred dog, I chose to work with a very deep bluish purple for the main part of her body. I'm very pleased with the color result for this little lady.
I am finding that I enjoy the freedom of working in the expressive style and think I will be exploring more in my future artwork.
Nana is done in acrylic on 9 x 12 unframed canvas and is currently for sale at only $75.00. I will also offer this art at my Zazzle store designed on great products. High quality prints of my artwork is available with your choice of custom framing directly from my Imagekind gallery.
If you want your pet's portrait painted, send a good, close up photo no larger than 72dpi to This project will end on March 31st. There is no obligation to purchase the original painting. All paintings are available on a first come basis.


  1. Thank you for the comment! The Nana painting looks great! She's actually my friend's dog, but she is an italian greyhound (she's itty bitty). You definitely captured her personality--she always has this sad, desperate look on her face.

  2. i think this is a fabulous pet portrait. its probably the best one ive seen on this blog. I cant get over the expression and the proportions.... i think its fabulous.

    i'd want this painting even without ever knowing the dog.

  3. Thanks for the comments and feedback on Nana 11.

    The painting is available for sale directly from my website:

    for anyone who is interested in purchasing it.

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