Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pet Portrait Trade: Complete!

About a year or so ago, I did a pet portrait trade with Christine Throckmorton of I Heart Dogs Studio.

I had only ever done one other pet portrait trade. (Here is my portrait of Daisy from ArtPaw, and here is the portrait I did for ArtPaw of Pixel). At the time that Christine approached me about the trade, I'd just made the decision to hang up pet portraits. But I decided to do it. Why? This would be my last portrait. I thought, who better to receive it than another pet portrait artist?  I would complete my tenure of this 5-year pet portrait adventure (as I knew it) on a high-note. Plus, I really liked Christine and her work (and her blog). So, I was happy to oblige, and I completed Christine's portrait of Rosie in January 2010.

Well, today, my day has finally come. I received my portrait of Daisy and Ruby. Oh boy!

Biodegradable packing peanuts :)

...what's this?

A nice personal note and a biz card accompanied my portrait...

 Here is my beautiful Christine Throckmorton original oil painting of Daisy and Ruby. Can you say "WOW"? Here I'll say it for both of us. WOW.

Daisy (left and far right) smiles while posing with her portrait. (Ruby was too excited to sit still.)

Thank you, Christine. The portrait is unique and beautiful! It is already displayed in a prominent place in my home! I love it!


Abby Creek Art said...

Hi is right! Christine did an amazing job with your two puggie poo's. Love it!

Kathy Weller said...

Thanks, Linda! Totally cool, huh? :D

Wendy Wright said...

Great portrait Christine did of your pug's! It is really beautiful! :) I also love the adorable pic of Daisy with her cute! :)

Christine Throckmorton said...

Woo hoo! Thanks for a very cool shout-out. I'm in LOVE with that last picture of the dogs with the painting! I'm so glad you are happy with the portrait, and I'm REALLY glad (and honored) that you said "Yes" when I first contacted you. Here's to a successful trade! Thanks again!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi kathy!
oh my gosh! what fabulous portraits you did for each other!

they both gave me goosebumps!

that is what art and life is all about!

please hug daisy and ruby for me!