Whimsical Pet Portrait Sketches in Wild Colours.

Or maybe this post should be titled "Good Things Come in Threes".

Sometimes family pets make the best models for my portrait experiments.

Line Drawing Rosie by Louise Primeau
It all began with a line drawing.

Why not try a whimsical pop art treatment for three family fur babies?

Rosie, a 16 month old Biewer, was the first experiment. I know...you are saying...a what?  This is the reaction I get when people ask me what breed she is. Invariably, they recognize the Yorkie features but are puzzled by her colours. The Biewer was accepted as a separate and distinct breed in 2021 by the AKC.

I painted loose roses in the background as a nod to her name.  Last year, I was commissioned to paint Ozzy, Rosie's litter mate. Ozzy was painted on canvas in acrylics.

About the Biewer.

The Biewer Terrier is an elegant, longhaired, tri-colored toy terrier whose only purpose in life is to love and be loved. They maintain a charming, whimsical attitude well into adulthood. Carrying around a toy or two is not surprising.

 

The Biewer Terrier is a very dedicated, loyal family member and friendly with strangers. A large percentage of the Biewer Terriers are happy-go-lucky dogs, smiling when asked if they are happy. In spite of its small stature, the Biewer is a very hearty, athletic dog and an excellent hunter of vermin. They are lighthearted, have a childlike attitude and like to carry toys in their mouths. He is quick to alert you to company, but is not a constant barker.

 

How do you pronounce Biewer Terrier? Beaver, exactly like our little dam building friends.(https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/biewer-terrier/ )

Chewy the mini Golden Doodle sketch.

Chewy was the second pop art type portrait I painted and framed. I chose a map of Madrid, Spain as background since the map had some of the caramel colours I saw in the fur. With Chewy, I retained the original fur colour so Chewy is more realistic and less pop art than Rosie. Still, he is sketched out loosely and I rather like the whole effect over the city map.

 

Last family pet to receive whimsical pet portrait treatment.

And finally, I painted the recently rescued Garçon, below.

Garçon came from a family who could no longer care for him, but he was obviously well loved before he was placed with a local rescue organization. He arrived in his new family with all his previous vet appointments in a folder and his vaccines were all up-to-date. Besides the folder, he had loads of toys and his favourite dog kibble.

 

Pet portrait by Louise Primeau, Ottawa, Ontario artist.
Garçon, a third portrait in a limited series.

 

Have your own pop art pet portrait painted by me!

I would love to paint your precious fur baby in a similar pop art style in 2023. Contact me for details.

The portrait will be framed to an approx. 9" x 11" size.

Add your name to my pet portrait commission waiting list for 2023. It really is an honour to be chosen to paint your special companion in whichever style or size or substrate of your choosing. Prices are posted on my website.

 

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