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English Show Budgies Parrots custom oil painting pet portraits Chorus Line I

Chorus Line I
Kit, Sasha, Sunny, Morwenna and Nicky
12x24 inches / oil on canvas
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 Here are five of Carol's many birds, these being the larger English Show Budgies.  I worked with a magnifying glass to see the images of them in the color photocopies.  I'd received images of ten birds in many poses which took some time to evaluate and select those which could be grouped together successfully as a realistic and charming composition, here seemingly in conversation.  I took into account each of their personalities so their poses seemed natural as if they were actually sitting together on these branches.  As Carol stated when offered a sneak peek of the preliminary underpainting: 
 
"Once again, you captured them well, simply by the positioning!  Morwenna, all superior and seated above the others (she'd love it).  Kit, letting everyone know he was the "first" budgie."  Sunny looking interested and always happy to chat and "visit."  Sasha, looking earnest (I love his foot on the part of the perch that sticks up), and Nicky, interested but reserved and mulling over the extent to which she wants to be involved."
 
As the title implies, there will be a second painting in the future featuring her next five Budgies. 


English Show Budgies bird pet portraits custom oil painting

Chorus Line I (detail)
24x12 inches / oil on canvas
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This is actually a portrait of five of my client's Budgies.  Here Morwenna is the only one close to completion.  More images as the painting progresses....
 

whippet large dog classical oil painting laying on red oriental rug with pillows

 "Falen"
8x10 inches / oil on panel / Private Commission
One of Anne's precious girls, Falen has a most incredible coat which shimmers with a tinge of pink.
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10% of proceeds donated to Whippet Rescue and Placement, Inc.
 

large whippet dog portrait oil painting brindle dark classical laying on oriental rug with pillows elegant

"Misty"
8x10 inches / oil on panel / Private Commission
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Here's Misty, one of Anne's gorgeous girls! Misty's coloring is so exquisite with her hint of brindle markings. The original photo did not show legs, feet or tail so I had to improvise. Like Falen (posted previously) I chose to place Misty on an oriental rug with plush velvet pillows tossed for interest. Misty's coloring inspired a warm, earthy palette whereas you'll see in Falen's portrait that I selected a rich, reddish gemstone coloration which repeated her shimmering pinkish coat. These two portraits will be framed and displayed as a set.
10% of proceeds donated to Greyhound Rescue Foundation of Tennessee
 

ragdoll cat portrait custom oil painting blue eyes painted with love


"OSA"
10x8 inches, oil on panel
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This is my second portrait of Osa, the first being 7x5 inches.  Here she is painted lifesized, which was a particular delight!
 

double large dog portrait two english springer spaniels brown oil painting blue rug


Plum and Hudson
8x10 inches / oil on panel
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Two gorgeous English Springer Spaniels lounge together like a perfect living sculpture here on this soft blue and gold rug, a perfect backdrop to accentuate their beautiful bone structure and long, silky fur.


bassett hound custom oil dog pet portrait painted with love

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
 


large dog portrait english springer spaniel in blue floral bed sheets


"Finn"
8x10 inches / oil on panel
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A most delightful scene of serenity, a darling black and white English Springer Spaniel sits quite contentedly amidst fresh blue and white floral sheets in a Victorian bed with inlaid floral swags.  I always say it, but as I'm a still life artist first, these extra details in my pet portraits are an extra joy for me while painting!  The moment I saw the photo reference of Finn I knew I had to paint his portrait!

Custom Dog Portraits Painted with Love brown terrier westie

CUSTOM PET PORTRAITS PAINTED WITH LOVE
Molly
8x10 inches / oil on panel
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Painting a pet portrait is so personal that when important events occur in the lives of their pets, my clients will often contact me to share their news.  Such was the case today when Molly's mother, Kathy, notified me of an issue with Molly's digestive system which resulted in surgery to remove a large cancerous cyst.  There's normally only a 40% success rate, and she didn't seem well enough to sustain the surgery, but lo and behold, this smiling little girl is happy again and on the mend!  Kathy told me how having Molly's portrait gave her comfort during the process of so many veterinarian visits and surgery, so I thought I'd repost her portrait in celebration! 
Thank goodness Molly is well again!! ;o)
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Adorable little Molly is always with her fuzzy, worn tennis ball.  Here she's cautiously standing on a small wall with a lovely, grassy field behind her.  Her beautiful mottled golden brown, black and gray fur was a joy to paint, especially since it just grew back this year!
 

Lady on Her Chair custom dog portrait Australian cattle dog border collie oil painting pet portraits painted with love

pet portraits painted with love
Lady on Her Chair
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.
 

Christmas Card 2014

Christmas Card 2014
 

This is always a time to reflect and give thanks for all the wonderful gifts bestowed upon us...
and a special thanks to all my clients who have helped me donate to those precious animals in need.
 
P E A C E
 

Molly custom dog pet portrait oil painting Cairn Terrier like Westie

CUSTOM PET PORTRAITS PAINTED WITH LOVE
Molly
8x10 inches / oil on panel
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Adorable little Molly is always with her fuzzy, worn tennis ball.  Here she's cautiously standing on a small wall with a lovely, grassy field behind her.  Her beautiful mottled golden brown, black and gray fur was a joy to paint, especially since it just grew back this year!
 

Westie Christmas Patience Santa Hat Adorable painting and cards

Christmas Westie "Patience" in Santa Hat
5x7 inches oil on panel
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Christmas and Holiday Cards Also Available
 
 
 

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