Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in Animal Reflections, Pet Portraits, Portrait Inspiration | 0 comments

Remember when your dog was a puppy, how excited and playful and energetic he was? Remember how great you felt when she was finally housebroken? Or when he learned a new trick, stopped chewing your favorite sandals…and finally stopped crying and started sleeping through the night? Which memory is the most meaningful?

It’s exciting to see your puppy grow and learn and adapt to your lifestyle. All of a sudden, you’re communicating perfectly with her – and vice versa.

Stan and Left (as a puppy!)

Stan and Lefty (as a puppy!)

But unlike our children, puppies mature all too quickly…and all of a sudden, they are senior citizens, with a whole new set of problems, like arthritis, heart trouble, vision problems, you name it. And sooner or later, we are forced to admit that a much beloved “puppy” is old…and maybe, maybe his or her days are numbered.

This is the time when a portrait, made from one of your favorite photos of your pet, can┬árecall and illuminate times past. Do you have a favorite photo or two in a frame or album – or on your cell phone? It would be my pleasure to see your photo…and make a beautiful custom oil painting of your dog (or cat). You will have it forever, to see every day and relive a moment in your pet’s life that will always make you smile.

I would be glad to do a photo shoot, but there’s no need for your dog to “sit” through that. When you send me a few of your favorite images, I can still create a one-of-a-kind painting that will capture your pet’s unique personality – and become a treasured gift for a family member…or for yourself.

Please visit my page, Pets by hArt, to see how a portrait of your loving pet will enhance your home and memory.