There are just a few finishing touches left to do on Cali’s portrait. For now, it exists only onscreen! Then it will become a high resolution jpeg file, which I’ll take to my printer to have a giclée print made.
Cali is half Australian Shepherd and half Portuguese Water Dog. Cali’s owner Justin is just crazy about her, and when I spoke with him on the phone I had an overwhelming image of her as his sunshine. That was pretty much my inspiration for choosing these colors to paint her in—I wanted the image to exude that sense of warmth and happiness I got just listening to Justin talk about her.
Here are some more samples of my animal portrait work.