Laila pet portrait original art 11 x 14 inches oil painting on canvas in the style of contemporary realism. A dog painting commissioned by the owner.
Laila is an 11” x 14” standard animal portrait that Kristen creates when a pet owner wants to have their beloved pet’s image placed onto a canvas in oil paint. This was “Laila” a sweet little Miniature Yorkshire Terrier that was owned by a couple in Los Angeles, California.
“When I get a request for an animal painting I like the pet owner to give me two to three photographs of their pet to paint from. Multiple photos gives me a better feeling of the personality of their pet. I don’t want to paint a static flat image, I want to paint a warm, live, full spectrum painting of the animal along with his or her personality. I want to capture their essence onto my canvas. Just like humans, an animal’s personality shows through in their eyes. I want to capture that. It is said that the eyes are the windows of the soul. That is true for dogs, cats and all other animals.”
Commissioning a pet portrait is a great way to honor a beloved pet. A dog portrait makes a great gift for any dog lover. Cat portraits make great gifts for cat lovers. “ I enjoy drawing and painting animals. I have a thing for faces. I have drawn and painted faces of people, dogs, and cats since I was a kid. I used to sit in school drawing and doodling faces. Human faces and animal faces. I got in trouble many times by my teachers for drawing instead of paying attention to their lectures.”
Kristen does animal and pet paintings by commission. Please message her with any inquires.