An escape artist vanishes for a week!

Weasley is such a handsome boy!  He posed just long enough for his owner to snap this photograph of him with his recently finished custom portrait.

Weasley once escaped his owner’s apartment for an entire week. Somehow, he managed to pop the screen out of a third floor window and jumped down to freedom.

Since then, he is content to sit in front of the window and watch other critters run by.

Weasley is no longer an escape artist.

He prefers the comforts of home which include regular meals, his little toys, and many tummy rubs and head scratchings.

Weasley painted on 8 X 10" gallery wrapped canvas. The 1.5 " sides are painted green like the background. No frame is needed. I used gelli printed freezer paper for his blanket.

Photographs for custom pet portraits

The owner sent me several photos to use as models for the portrait. I selected the one on the left for the pose as it would match a portrait of a black cat painted previously by a local artist.

If you wish to have your pet painted, it is important to send several photos to the artist, whether I am the person you select or it is someone else who is painting your beloved companion.


The photo on the left is much darker than the cat is in reality.

In comparison, the photo on the right has much better lighting. The green eyes are sparkling with life. Weasley's fur colouring is more accurate in this photo according to the owner. And look at the little details that are not apparent in the photo on the left...for example, the tiny freckles on the nose, the variations of pink inside the ears!

It's impossible to paint a pet from a blurred photograph or one taken at a distance.

When I receive a request for a portrait, I always ask for several photos from different angles. I have to know your preferences for colours and poses. As the portrait progresses, I will contact the client to make sure that I have the correct features and fur colour. I send many photos of the work in progress because I do want you to be happy with the final result.

Visit my pet portrait page for more details about pets painted on canvas.

You will find more information here about wood slice pet portraits.

My Maltese Sophie is enjoying a few moments outdoors on a sunny day. She didn't know she was scheduled for surgery the next day. She is recovering at home as I write this.

Contact me if you wish to have your pet painted by me. I do have a one opening for August at the time this post will be published.


4 Responses

  • We are really happy with how the portrait turned out, such attention to detail, including the freckles on his nose!

    • Thank you Linda. I love bringing the portrait out of the zombie stage and seeing what they will look like once the eyes have been added.

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