The bride’s sister commissioned me to capture that quiet moment before the the guests arrived and the festivities began.  I can remember peeking out of the window at my own wedding to see everything set up, and Aunt Pam tossing flowers down the aisle like a little school girl.  That peaceful moment was so full of anticipation.

custom wedding landscape oil painting by heather l . young

Custom Wedding Landscape

11×14 inch – Acrylic & Oil Wash

©2012 Heather L. Young

If you would like to commission your own for a loved one, please see this listing.  Additional sizes are available, just ask!  Also keep in mind that oil paintings take several weeks to paint and dry, so order several weeks in advance.  Gift cards available upon request.

Tomorrow is the last day to get your custom pet portraits commissioned in time for Christmas.  If you miss the deadline, I’m happy to issue a gift certificate to redeem after the dust settles a bit.  Hope you’re all enjoying the festive season so far!

Gibson Puppy Portrait in Oil Wash by Heather L Young

Gibson – 11″x14″ – Acrylic & Oil Wash on illustration board

email heather@flyoungstudio.com or commission directly from Vayda’s Pet Shop

To view the most up-to-date gallery, clickety!

custom pug portrait painting in acrylic and oil wash

8×10 inches – acrylic & oil wash on patterned paper

Really beginning to think I am destined to own a pug (rescue) one day…I mean, look what happened after The Year of the French Bulldog?

*note* the current deadline for Holiday Pet Portrait Commissions is December 5th.  (subject to change if my schedule books up)  email heather@flyoungstudio.com or visit Vayda’s Pet Shop to get started.

Elway Pug Portrait by Heather L. Young

8×10″ Acrylic & Oil Wash on Illustration Board

Ahhh…felt so good to have my hands in paint for a few days…now back to ink work.

If you’d like your own custom pet portrait, now would be a good time to book before the holiday madness ensues.  (Seriously, where has this year gone?!)

I fought this painting until the bitter end, but the look on my husband’s face said it all.  Thankfully, my second attempt is proving fruitful.

detail of failed pet portrait

Detail of a (now scrapped) pet portrait – perhaps texture got the best of me?

acrylic & oil wash with oil pastel and colored pencil

Elway Underpainting

July 21, 2011

Can’t wait to paint my own “mushed face” dog! I love pug wrinkles!

Elway Underpainting for Pug Portrait

Only the Acrylic underpainting here (patriotic feel, no?)  Many washes of oil to go!

One part boxer + one part hound = one sweet puppy with goofy legs

Gibson Puppy Portrait in Oil Wash by Heather L Young

Mr. Gibs

11×14

Acrylic & Oil Wash on Illustration board

©2011 Heather L. Young