Miniature Pet Paintings

09SeptScotlandCasscam 1015Every once in a while I get in to painting miniatures, as you may know.  I love the idea of having a small image of someone/thing you love that you can carry around with you.  Well, I painted a mini of my little buddy Mer looking grumpy.  I took it along with me to Scotland and it was an excellent totem and I think it brought us good luck, along with plenty of heather.

Later I decided to paint his friend at the time, Zeebee.  I thought that they would go along well with my pissed-off-settler portraits; Mer would be a grumpy settler and Zeebee would be nobly hopeful.

The Mer and Zeebee were a big hit, which prompted my aunt to request portraits of her furry family members too.



It was actually more of a struggle than I expected to paint at someone else’s request, and with a deadline!  I managed to finish them all and they were met with great pleasure.  The following are some process pictures and the final outcome.

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Quick Post–Another Fox Present for Candace

Just a quick post, as Candace informs me that it’s my week.  I01Jan09casscam 033 painted this little guy up for Candace for Christmas.  I knew that I wanted to paint something for her and foxes are a theme we’ve been going with for her.  I searched online for a photo of a fox I might paint from and found a sweet little sleeping fox.  This is how it looked after one night’s painting.  I wanted to leave the background, but of course white paint mysteriously showed up on the edge.



01Jan09 115I added a simple background and a little more detail…



imageLater Candace had it framed.