Having an oil portrait done of your pet can actually be transformational for them. This is the fourth painting in a series of four. “Shedding Shyness” has a beautiful story centered around the painting.
When I was first contacted by Sawyer’s Dad about doing her portrait he told me he was very concerned about photographing her. You see, she was very shy and he didn’t think I would even be able to get in the door of the house, let alone get a photo of her. She was very shy around people and especially strangers.
Well, Sawyer surprised us all. She wanted to have a portrait done like the rest of the four legged family members. I planned a very special greeting with Sawyer and she did beautifully and was even approaching me by the end of the photo shoot. “Shedding Shyness” was one of a series of four commissioned paintings including, “Happy for No Reason”, “Roamin’ at Rest” and “Li’l Devil with a Dash of Angel”. What an incredible group of animals. Yes … there were 2 cats and 2 dogs that got along fabulously and were so much fun to get to know.
Having a pet portrait is a really big deal for you and your pet. If you are living with a pet that is very special … consider having a pet portrait done. It is a wonderful way to honor them as well as experience that “happy feeling” when you see them, when they are no longer with you.