Classically elegant animals to enhance your décor
Sweet little Tara is dressed up in a lovely red dress and purple shawl; bold colors for this adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel! But she wears it well, and as you can see, she is was proud and dignified when she sat for her portrait…..
… but not really! I never make animals dress in clothes when I paint their portraits, and they only have to sit still for the briefest amount of time while their person snaps a photo of their face. I use those photos to recreate each animal’s likeness, and then I take inspiration from historical portraiture for the rest of the composition. All put together, it looks like they posed while an artist painted them, just as portraits have been created for hundreds of years.