Fleming Street is the prime dog walking corridor in old town. It's so busy I think people must come from other neighborhoods to walk it.
My lovely big studio windows look directly out onto it. I keep a bowl filled with water, so the dogs will stop and I can look at them. I see a constant parade of dogs go by. I know most of their names, the owners are simply known as Harley's Mom or Daschel's Dad.
Now that we've reached the dog days of summer, I thought I should explore the following question with paint, canvas and brush.
What do dogs do during the dog days of summer?
Sirius, the dog star is in the summer sky and the days are long and hot. Here's how the real dogs are handling it.
They play fetch with manatees.
They sit in the grass with their toys, too hot to play.
They sit inside on their owner's favorite chair, when the owner isn't home.
They pose for their adoption photos.
Dahlia brought her baby to her photo shoot, no way she's going to a new home without her.
Sweet Candy, a little Jack Russel mix, uses her "big eyes" pose to get attention.
Scruffy says, "Thank you for the rescue!""
I'd be glad to paint a portrait of your dog.
Your furry friend deserves to be immortalized. I take great care to make sure their amazing personality shows up on the canvas so you can treasure it for years.
Here's how it works.
I work from photos you provide. Email and text make that easy. I show you progress photos of your painting along the way to make sure you are happy with it.
You have many sizes to choose from. Smaller sizes show head and shoulders only.
To get your dog portrait started email me; firstname.lastname@example.org
Pricing: as of 8/28/19, prices subject to change
Small sizes are of head and shoulders only. Smaller sizes are usually ready in 3 weeks
10 x 8" - $295.00
11 x 14" - $395.00
12 x 12" - $395.00
Larger sizes can be head and shoulders or full body.
Added special components and/or multiple dogs or combining two or more photos or adding fantasy items and late stage changes will result in additional charges.
Larger sizes are usually ready in 4 weeks.
16 x 20" - $795.00
20 x 24" - $1000.00
22 x 28" - $1350.00
24 x 30 - $1600.00