My neighbor Ellen, commissioned me to do paintings of her two fur babies.
In some ways, it is more difficult to paint a pet, because the owner is so hyper aware of every little aspect of their beloved animal. This little guy had hair that stood up straight on top of his head, and super long eyelashes. The owner looked for that in the portrait, as well as all the color variations of the animal. She pronounced it a good likeness.....whew!