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custom people and pet portraits oil paintings

Custom Oil Portrait
Carol and Freckles, October, 1973
18x14 inches / oil on panel
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This was quite a lot of fun to paint.  Working from an old photograph from 1973, I'd color corrected it in my mind's eye while painting, lowered the roofline, raised the ground level, moved the left window toward the center more, and added a third window in order to improve the composition. Such a nostalgic painting and my client is absolutely thrilled with it, saying I captured her and Freckles even better than the photograph!  
 
To commission your custom oil portrait kindly email me at jeanneillenye@sbcglobal.net
 


Monet split faced fawn and white whippet puppy dog portrait


 "Monet"
10 x 8 inches / oil on panel
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Here's Holly's exquisite china doll, as she lovingly refers to her. Still just a youngster, she's all girl. There's not a photograph that I've seen which wasn't magnificent, so I hope you'll be seeing more portraits of this stunning girl in the future!
10% of proceeds donated to Whippet Rescue and Placement, Inc.
 

custom dog portrait Daschund & Vizsla Mixed Breed Classical Dog Portrait in Oil

Zeke
10x8 inches / oil on panel
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Beautiful Zeke, whose unusual mixed breed clearly shows a lineage of Daschund in his long body structure and Vizsla in his face with golden green eyes and mauve pink nose.  Happily, Zeke is also a rescued pup!  After celebrating his recent birthday, Zeke is very busy preparing for the upcoming 14th Annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk.  He has also enjoyed the uniquely wonderful facilities at Barking Hound Village kennel that is proud to work with DFW Rescue Me offering pets "A New Leash on Life" as well as Paws in the City of Dallas to foster dogs until they find new homes.  Take a look at these websites or stop by to become acquainted with their good deeds and perhaps you'll even find a new furred friend (or two!) who will joyfully slobber you with big kisses of gratitude if you provide them with the love they so deserve by welcoming them into your family!

BOXER CUSTOM DOG PORTRAIT OIL PAINTING

"Lacey"
12x9 inches oil on panel
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I adore Lacey's alert expression, sitting tall looking straight into the camera with those big, brown eyes.  She's such a beauty!  Our own Boxer, Hansie a.k.a. Baron Hans von Beck, came from a show lineage but we chose not to have his ears inhumanely cut into those awful points.  I'm so glad to see that Lacey's ears remain soft and velvety as nature intended.  I used to love caressing Hansie's ears, so smooth and velvety soft, too. 
 
 

English Setter Custom Dog Portrait Lizzie

 
Lizzie
20x16 inches / oil on panel
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The first image I saw of beautiful Lizzie was with her sister, both wearing tutus in my client's wedding; they were absolutely adorable!  So when she recently passed, I was was honored to create her portrait, nearly lifesized, shown here on a yard of black and white checked fabric along with her favorite toys, a tennis ball and bone.  It was a joy painting her fur with every nuance of spotted markings, especially her nose and eyes...such a beautiful and especially sweet girl.
 


Goldendoodle custom dog portrait in the garden cross breed mix golden retriever and poodle

"Gus"
14x11 inches / oil on panel
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Gus is a beautiful Goldendoodle which is a cross-breed mix of a Golden Retriever and a Poodle.  What a beautiful boy!
 

Cockapoo custom dog portrait Wilson on plaid chair with green bow tie mixed breed cocker spaniel and poodle

Wilson
14x11 inches / oil on panel
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Wilson is a Cockapoo mixed-breed dog that is a cross between either Cocker Spaniel breeds and a Poodle.  He's absolutely adorable with his green bow tie.
 

From my studio windows....

From my studio windows....
It's been an unseasonably warm Autumn here and the colors are lingering beautifully.  Here's an image from my studio yesterday before the Maple tree burst into bright yellow.  This doe had her fawns with her and immediately following the photo a buck came galloping through and they all ran into the woods.  Today before painting, I was lingering in the warm breeze on the porch where I watched two flocks of turkeys browsing beneath the tree as well.  The squirrels are always entertaining as they cautiously spy on the turkeys from behind the tree.  My hubby is always feeding the wildlife.  It's just wonderful to be so intimate with nature. 

custom dog portrait two English Springer Spaniels snowy park bench Alice in Wonderland statue Central Park, NYC

"Best Friends"
Phineas and Nicholas
Here are best friends Finn and Nick wearing their matching green plaid jackets and booties while sitting on a snow covered bench by the Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park, NYC.  This was a particularly charming painting as it was commissioned by a daughter for her parents, who had previously commissioned portraits of their daughter's dogs some years prior...a reciprocal gift of love.
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AVAILABLE Original Oil Painting Christmas Westie "Patience" 5x7 in.

 Original Oil Painting Christmas Westie "Patience" 5x7 in.
email to purchase jeanneillenye@sbcglobal.net
 
 
 
Who can resist this darling little face waiting so patiently for Santa to arrive?  Decked out in an old fashioned Santa cap of soft red velvet, trimmed in fur, bells and holly, this adorable Westie pup awaits the arrival of Santa Claus! 

CUSTOM DOG PORTRAITS Australian Cattle Dog Lady on Her Chair

pet portraits painted with love
Lady on Her Chair
Australian Cattle Dog
9x12 inches / oil on panel
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When I first saw my client's photos of Lady, I was immediately drawn to her deep, soulful eyes that could melt anyone's heart.  Her sleepy expression of contentment is so charming here as she lounges on her favorite plush chair, a delightfully cozy spot alongside the window.  Another beautiful story of a lovely dog rescued by a kind hearted man who gave her a "forever home" in his home and heart.
 

CUSTOM DOG PORTRAITS FOR CHRISTMAS Bichon puppy

"Lilly"
8x10 inches / oil on panel
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Lilly, a 10 month old Bichon puppy, is a most precious little ball of fluff pictured here in profile on a soft, sage green cushion.  I could almost feel her delicate curls of fur as I painted.
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If you would like to commission a pet portrait of still life please email me.

CUSTOM PET PORTRAIT FOR CHRISTMAS CAT DOG GERMAN SHEPHERD ORANGE TABBY LARGE OIL PAINTING


Max and Simba
"Best Friends"
20x16 inches / oil on canvas
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I must admit, every time I create a new painting it seems to be my "new" favorite and this is no exception.  Not only are Max and Simba sitting perfectly together for a wonderful composition, but they are particularly dramatic with the lighting and the fact that this painting features them lifesized!  I'm still surprised as I study this portrait on my easel.  I'd only painted one other lifesized which was a gorgeous white Poodle named Leo, at the shore (see older posts).  This was a last minute request from a client for a Christmas gift which gave me only a few days to paint it!  Being that I normally paint in thin glazes and the fact that this palette is predominantly earth tones which cover well and dry extremely quickly, I knew I could do it with such a stringent timeframe.  I think I only have two more pet portraits to complete before year end!  Coming next are Leslie's Jilly and Tucker in her beautiful French Shop in Colonial Williamsburg, then white, fluffy Daisy! :o)

 

CUSTOM DOG PORTRAIT FOR CHRISTMAS COCKER SPANIEL NAMED DAISY

"Darling Daisy Mae Amidst the Diasies"
14x18 inches / oil on panel
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A beautiful Cocker Spaniel, Daisy Mae is even more adorable resting amidst the Daisies as if she'd been playing and just plopped down right on top of the flowers.  It was actually Daisy Mae's mom who suggested adding the Daisies, and I was absolutely delighted!   It was a joy painting her long, luxurious whiet fur as well as the rich shades of brown, particularly where it's wavy on her ears and forehead.  Quite a beauty and a charmer!

CUSTOM CAT PORTRAIT FOR CHRISTMAS GRAY WHITE CAT NAPPING

"Suki"
7x5 inches / oil on panel
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I'm tempted to entitle this portrait "Catnap". Darling Suki lives with Comet, shown below. Being a cat lover myself and having three at the moment, I am quite familiar with the charm of seeing a kitty snuggled up in a cozy ball, and they find the most adorable places to nap.  So it was especially fun painting Suki curled up and Comet with his big, excited eyes. just as we see our own cats so often.
A portion of proceeds donated to the Seattle Humane Society.

CUSTOM DOG PORTRAITS FOR CHRISTMAS Vizsla Daschund Mix

Zeke
10x8 inches / oil on panel
SOLD
Beautiful Zeke, whose unusual mixed breed clearly shows a lineage of Daschund in his long body structure and Vizsla in his face with golden green eyes and mauve pink nose.  Happily, Zeke is also a rescued pup!  After celebrating his recent birthday, Zeke is very busy preparing for the upcoming 14th Annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk.  He has also enjoyed the uniquely wonderful facilities at Barking Hound Village kennel that is proud to work with DFW Rescue Me offering pets "A New Leash on Life" as well as Paws in the City of Dallas to foster dogs until they find new homes.  Take a look at these websites or stop by to become acquainted with their good deeds and perhaps you'll even find a new furred friend (or two!) who will joyfully slobber you with big kisses of gratitude if you provide them with the love they so deserve by welcoming them into your family!

CUSTOM PET PORTRAITS FOR CHRISTMAS GRAY CAT

"Comet"
7x5 inches oil on panel
SOLD
An exquisitely beautiful cat, Comet's coat is thick and shimmers with tones of silver in the light. These smaller 5x7 in. sized pet portraits are really great as head and shoulders paintings, and small enough to be wonderful for giftgiving.  Remember, I do get quite booked prior to the holidays so order your custom pet portrait today!
A portion of proceeds donated to the Seattle Humane Society.

CUSTOM DOG PORTRAITS FOR CHRISTMAS WHITE SPITZ

Daisy
14x11 inches / oil on panel
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No matter how many pet portraits I paint, when first viewing my clients' photos, I'm always in awe of the beautiful creatures with whom we are privileged to share this Earth.  Here, this white snowball of fluff, Daisy, is absolutely irresistible . . . just wish I could snuggle kisses in that thick white fur! 
A little postscript...
I just love receiving photos from my clients when they frame and display their paintings, but I've never received one with the model in the pic!  Isn't Daisy just amazingly beautiful...and she's even sitting on the very same rug!  I'm so glad she gave me a "Paws up!" :o) 

taste testing, meeting Teddy, sitting pretty

taste testing, meeting Teddy, sitting pretty

...and one of my beautiful boys

...and one of my beautiful boys

and here are my big boys

and here are my big boys

...and our other big boy

...and our other big boy

my constant companion in the garden whom we lost to cancer this past spring

my constant companion in the garden whom we lost to cancer this past spring