Fun with Painting your Pet

PWT Final Me

 

 

More than a year ago I went to a Painting with a Twist party and discovered my artistic side. I kept meaning to go back and just never seemed to have the chance. That is, until last weekend and it was even more fun than the first time!

This trip was a Paint Your Pet party and instead of each person painting the same thing, we each submitted a picture of our pet ahead of time and painted a sketched version of the picture. Of course we have four pets so at first it was hard to decide which pet to paint. They are like our kids so it’s important to have pictures of them around.

We settled on Flower because of her incredibly unique coloring and we can’t find pictures or figurines that look like her. We’ve found several that look like Jazzy, Missy and Colby but nothing that looks like Flower. I’m glad we chose Flower because her unique coloring also made her a challenge to paint!

I took cell phone pictures throughout the process to document the fun. 

This is the original picture that I submitted. It really captures Flower's personality.
This is the original picture that I submitted. It really captures Flower’s personality.

 

From that picture, one of the artist drew a pencil rendering that I could follow.

I was impressed at how well they were able to transfer the image to a pencil drawing.
I was impressed at how well they were able to transfer the image to a pencil drawing.

 

I was given a variety of colors to work with and blend to create my novice masterpiece. Believe it or not, that red and blue at the top were for Flower's black coat. We only used the true black for shading.
I was given a variety of colors to work with and blend to create my novice masterpiece. Believe it or not, that red and blue at the top were for Flower’s black coat. We only used the true black for shading.

 

They had me start with her golden coloring. Here I think she looks like a goofy leprechaun.
They had me start with her golden coloring. Here I think she looks like a goofy leprechaun.

 

I saw with my friend Donna and she captured this picture of me painting.
I saw with my friend Donna and she captured this picture of me painting.

 

I went through a lot of paper towels to blot my brushes on!
I went through a lot of paper towels to blot my brushes on!

 

You would think that the black shading would be the easiest but it felt like the most time consuming. It was layers of created purple blending with black in certain spots with white to show Flower's white fur and to shade.
You would think that the black shading would be the easiest but it felt like the most time consuming. It was layers of created purple blending with black in certain spots with white to show Flower’s white fur and to shade.

 

And the final piece! I have to admit, I’m kinda proud of this.

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