Pets – We Love Them!

Pet portraits are so meaningful and fun to paint. I’ve had a chance to paint some well loved animals this past year.
I use two styles. Below is a portrait of Jo in acrylic and gold leaf. I also paint in a more detailed style using oil paint. 

This is a detail of a larger painting of three bulldog friends. Acrylic and copper leaf. 

Pets - We Love Them!

This is a portrait in oil of my own cat Opal. And some of the weeds that grow outside my studio door.

Pets - We Love Them!

Three beloved poodles. Oil on panel.
Pets - We Love Them!

This is the most involved pet portrait I have ever painted. Oil on panel and even the plants are portraits of this extraordinary backyard farm. Each chicken is a portrait too. And there are even bees!

Pets - We Love Them!

Gumbo the gorgeous dog with lovely spots. 

Pets - We Love Them!

Gabo the beautiful white cat who is friends with Gumbo. 

Pets - We Love Them!

And most recently I enjoyed painting these sheep for Nashi Orchards on Vashon Island. They are not really pets – but I have a feeling that they really are.

Pets - We Love Them!

See full post here: Jean Bradbury2017-06-12.