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1 John 3:17,18

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dog Portraits & Guitars

What a sweet dog! You couldn't ask for anything cuter to paint. One of our friends had this painted for his wife's birthday to surprise her! The picture isn't wonderful, but I was really happy with how it turned out. It's so funny how things happen. I never thought I would be painting animal portraits, but thankfully someone gave me a chance to push myself and though I'm still learning, I really enjoy it.

A sweet lady from our school gave me a ton of orders for family members, some of which really challenged my skill level. I warned her ahead of time that I don't have any training and she didn't have to pay me if she wasn't satisfied. She wanted me to do canvases that matched pictures of her nieces jumping on their horses, some of her nephews guitar (they have matching guitars), and also some pictures of their dogs. I was nervous, but excited to try. I'm still working on some others for her, but here are a few I finished.