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It's raining pets

The popularity of pet portraits is amazing! I would say "who knew?" But honestly, it's not surprising. I just finished up another commission, and I haven't had the chance to take any high quality photos yet, but here is what I've been working on for the past week: I'm having fun taking something marketable that may not be my typical subject matter, and applying my own style and take. In other words, bright colors and semi-abstracted everyday images are totally my jam. I have a few more commissions in the pipeline! Stay tuned!

Tis the Season to Paint Portraits!

So there I was, chatting with a friend about Christmas gifts, when she mentioned that she planned to get her sister a painted portrait of her dog. And I thought... Holy crap, I could do that!!! And so began my new business promotion to start offering pet portraits! I started by creating an Etsy posting (check out my Etsy page on this website), and advertising on Facebook... Lots of enthusiasm, but no bites! Then on my local mom's group Facebook page I posted a giveaway promotion for a free 11x17 pet portrait! I got over 100 hits, AND two private messages requesting commissions. Woo! Here's an example of a cute 8x10 I just finished that I'm pretty happy with: I'm excited about the others, and

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

I simply LOVE painting for the holidays! So far, I've made a couple of cute Christmas countdown paintings: A cute wood hanging decor thingy: And I am working on a triptych of "J-O-Y" and a little snowman. I have some other ideas up my sleeve, too :) Do YOU have a favorite holiday theme that you'd like to see in a painting? Let me know!

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