Friday, October 10, 2008

Pet Portraits- Meet the "Kids"

My husband and I adore our dogs, Itchy and Moose, and anyone who knows us would agree that they are very much our "kids."

When our first anniversary was approaching, I thought a lot on what type of "paper" gift would mean the most to him. And then I discovered Elizabeth Fraser. I knew immediately that commissioning portraits of our pups was the answer.



Above are the portraits and the photos from which they were painted. These portraits were oil on gesso prepared paper, but now she also offers oil on canvas. You can check out other examples of Elizabeth's pet portraits here.

I truly couldn't have been more thrilled with her work. Elizabeth captured the pups perfectly, and the color in the paintings is even more brilliant in person. Most importantly, they will always be meaningful pieces for us as they celebrate our first two "kids."

Now, with a rapidly approaching second anniversary, I've got some serious thinking to do on "cotton."


Courtney said...

They turned out so great! I had Megan of Beach Bungalow 8 paint Burks for us as a Christmas gift for JJ! Such fun.

cotedetexas said...

Those look great! soo cute. what a great idea for "paper"! really adorable dogs.