Pet Portraits

  • Pet portraits are one of many of my favorite things to paint.

    Pet Portraits

    Springer Spaniel

    When I paint them, I always begin with the eyes.  I need to know where they’re looking.  Not to say I can’t paint in a whisker or strand of fur in the same painting session, but the eyes need to be in place before I can go further.  Some people like to take pictures of their pets as much as they like taking photos of their children.  I like to take the best of these photos and use them as a model for a reverse painting on glass.


    Dolce                                                 Dolce

    This is a painting of my daughter’s dog, Dolce.  I paint in oils on the back side of glass.  The side the painting is viewed from is opposite of the side of the glass that the paint is not on.  So if the subject of the reverse painting on glass is facing left when I look at it, he will be facing right when you view him, as Dolce is in the painting above.  The oils take time to dry, and I can not work on wet paint without making a mess, so, some of my paintings take months to accomplish.


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    The boxer in this painting was a lovely dog who owned a friend of my daughter’s.  The poor honey burst out in tears when she got a look at the painting, because the dog had recently passed.  This reverse painting eventually became property of my daughter’s friend in the form of a Christmas gift from her husband.  I painted the boxer on the nearer side of the glass so that it would look as though the dog was in the house watching the children play outside.   I have had cats as well as dogs, goats, a pony, and horses for pets.  I love them all and am happy to be able to incorporate them into my reverse painting in the pet portraits.

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    This is a “morky”.

    , and his name is Ford.   He belongs to a young lady with whom I work.


    This is a painting of a Turkish Van.

    My pet portraits can be found in reverse painting on glass. and if  anyone is interested in purchasing any of these paintings, I can be contacted through the comment area at the bottom of the

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    In addition to free shipping and handling, I will also offer a 20% discount or rebate as the case may be, for any purchases of 2 or more paintings.  In the case of purchases made through PayPal, the discount will be made through PayPal.  Should you wish to pay by check or money order, the discount will be figured into the total price of paintings you choose.  In order to do this, all you need to do is contact me directly by leaving a message in the comments section at the bottom of the page.  I check these daily, and will respond as soon as possible..  All paintings that are shipped through UPS, FedEx, or USPS will be insured for the listed value, or more of the painting.  I look forward to doing business with you!

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