Love love love this sweet face!  Did I mention, Boz’s Mama is a super talented photog in Savannah?

Boz Pet Portrait

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If you like my Facebook Page you’ve seen some of the progression of this portrait.  I’m soooo lovin’ painting this sweet beagle face!  I still need to add the finishing touches, but you won’t see those until Diana does.  The under-painting is acrylic, then I apply thin oil washes until I build up a nice intensity in the paint.  After each wash dries, I carefully subtract the paint with erasers until I have built up a nice contrast.  The final step will be to top it off with some oil paint in a more traditional manner to make things like the whites of her twinkly eyes “pop.”

Beagle Pet Portrait Oil Painting

Vayda’s Pet Shop is still undergoing a much needed overhaul.  Until then, email me if you’d like to inquire about your own custom pet portrait.

Custom Dog Portrait Memorial in Acrylic & Oil Wash by Heather L. Young

“Coli”

Acrylic & Oil Wash on Patterned Paper

8×10″

Only a few spots left for pet portraits in my Christmas schedule!  Email heather@flyoungstudio.com to get on the list.  See a full gallery here.

1000 visitors…!!!

January 31, 2008

Okay…so it’ s the last day of the month, and I’ve been working hard to drive traffic to my site since the start of the new year…I currently need 47 more visitors to my site to reach my goal of a 1000…so take a peek, tour around, and maybe just maybe,  you’ll find something that you just have to have…a portrait of your pet, a pen & ink of your home, a mural in your daughter’s room?  As always, I welcome your questions, comments, and critiques…and special thanks to all of you who have already paid the site a visit this month…hugs~  h