This is a sample of some of my pet portraits. I go about it in the same manner as I would when painting a a persons portrait. All the rule of painting apply still and the subject never changes the rules or guidelines. I try to capture the dogs expression just the same as I would any other portrait I would paint. I am a big fans of dogs and cats. In fact I love painting them. Afterall, animals are so much a part of individuals families as another individual would be.