Here's help for a broken heart -- A custom drawing or painting is a wonderful remembrance of a dear animal companion.
What do you miss most? Those attentive eyes, that beseeching tilt of the head, that silly playful grin?
More than a sketch, black and white pencil renderings capture those favorite expressions forever in realistic detail. Thousands of fully rendered pencil strokes in a full range of shades between black and white beautifully depict coat textures, record the gleam of shining eyes, and bring out the character of your lost pet companion.
$325 price includes:
I just had to thank you for the unbelievable job you did on the portraits of our dogs. You didn't just draw a beagle and a basset hound -- you drew my dogs. The way you captured their look and personality truly blew me away. Every time I look at the portraits, I see Sadie and Gretel looking back at me.
I wish to give you the highest recommendation to any one who has lost a pet they loved. Even my wife, who was never too fond of my hunting dog Sadie, started to cry when she saw your work! You are the Best!
--Chuck Lang, Pittsburgh, PA
When you picture your pet, do dazzling fur or feathers come to mind? Was your dog or cat's magnificent coat your pride and joy? If so, then a full color portrait may be the best way to remember your pet! Learn more about color portrait options.
Ya gotta love a dog who can open your refrigerator door with his nose and choose his own dinner! Some of Barkley's choices through the years have included our Easter dinner ham, entire loaves of bread, spaghetti, assorted cold cuts and his favorite--watermelon! We had to use duct tape to fasten those doors!
Our 100+ pound Lab/Boxer mix filled our lives with joy and merriment...and our hearts with love. From Barkley's shy, sheepish "ya caught me" look, to his strong, protective bark if a stranger approached, this dog enhanced our lives.
Sue Donley, our extremely talented neighbor/artist totally captured that persona in her beautiful painting of Barkley. Sue actually captured Barkley's personality as well as an excellent physical likeness. When I first saw the portrait, I literally gasped. It is shockingly excellent and emotionally touching. The obvious long hours required to create such a remarkable, perfectly toned likeness make it a very reasonably priced heirloom--because that is what it actually is.
Now that Barkley is gone, I treasure his painting even more. It captures his vigor, sweet disposition, loving nature, and, most especially, his refrigerator-opening tool! I smile, and occasionally even cry, just looking at it.
--Kathy Heller, Oakmont, Pennsylvania
Email Sue Donley to discuss a color drawing or painting in oil pastel or watercolor and colored pencil. Price varies by size and medium.
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