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.
This is a sample of a little boys portrait. It is done in a tight photographic style. and even though I paint the head and hands in this style, I still try to keep the rest of the painting loose and flowing. A painting must have a certain rhythm to be pleasing to the eye. Rhythm come naturally to the painter. However one must be aware of it while executing the painting. Sometimes it has to do with brushstrokes, and other times it might be done with composition or light. But, with whatever it takes it will always be an easier painting to look at if it contains it.