Wood slice menagerie of perfect pets.
My friends will understand if I am a bit cross-eyed this holiday season. Let me explain.
Over time, I have saved many photos of the dogs that brighten my life, including furry friends who visit me occasionally; to be sure, I was not lacking in inspiration for my art.
And I happened to have leftover blank wood slices from last year’s Christmas project, all nicely dry and just waiting to be painted on.
Since painting the furry friends on wood slices (below), I have been painting more 3" ornaments in my workshop as the orders keep coming in.
Besides the teensy brushes, painting small requires a steady hand, and very good eyes. I am loving painting all the different pets I am sent as commissions, and the stories for each of them.
So please forgive me if at times, my eyes are bloodshot, and I can't quite focus!
I have very nearly used up all the wood slices set aside from last year.
Canadian supplier of birch slices
Fortunately, I received my order of birch wood slices from my Canadian supplier. I will start using these birch slices in the new year. They are beautifully sanded and ready to use.
If you need birch slices from a Canadian supplier from Northern Ontario, (as opposed to a supplier from China on amazon), contact Robert at woodthings.ca
Please note that all orders for custom pet portraits placed from now on will be filled starting in mid January. Wood slice portraits are $35.00 each, shipping included in North America. Visit my shop as I have other art available including prints and originals. I also have limited stocks of cards remaining as well. Contact me for anything you might like to order.
Festive bunch of wood slice friends
So here are my own festive bunch of wood slice friends, ready to party together.
A custom pet portrait on canvas or on wood is appreciated at any time of the year, and is certainly a very unique gift!
What is keeping you busy this Christmas season?
Goodbye Chico, our little friend. 2005-2018