Today I am sharing with you, a recently completed pet portrait oil painting for one of my collectors. My collector is a cat lover and she commissioned me to paint a small portrait of her beloved pet, named Zed. Zed is 14 yrs. old and he is a Tabby cat.
“Zed” is painted in oil on a 4″x4″x2″ gallery wrapped box canvas. I’m very pleased with the results of all the work that went into creating this pet portrait, as is the collector. She can’t wait to receive her painting! Currently, the piece is drying and awaiting the final coat of varnish.
The side view of the painting of Zed shows how the piece can be displayed without a frame since the sides of the canvas are painted black. The back of the painting is finished with wood and has a hole for hanging.
Decorating with Art:
The pet portrait of Zed will be hung on my collector’s gallery wall. You can see how she cleverly displays her collection of cat imagery. She has illustrations, photos, paintings and even a sculpture on this gallery wall which looks great.
Previous Commissioned Paintings:
The above image of a painting commissioned by my collector, entitled “The Cat is Really Bad at Taking Selfies”, is also painted on a 4″x4″x2″ gallery wrapped box canvas. My collector will hang her new painting of “Zed” next to this one, and give the impression, the two cats are looking at one another.
Below is another of my collector’s commissioned paintings of Shota, her dearly departed cat. Shota’s portrait was painted in oils on an 8″x10″ canvas panel. Her eyes were the bluest eyes I’ve ever seen on a cat! She was so beautiful.
And lastly is another oil painting commissioned by my collector of Zed looking out the window, entitled “I Wish”, as he looked out the window at the birds flying by. I titled it “I Wish” thinking he wished he could go outside and catch the birds flying by! But he is an indoor cat and it was in the middle of winter, so he just had to wish!
I enjoy painting animals because I love them, and have owned many pets in my lifetime; from fish to birds, to cats and dogs, even chickens! It is my pleasure to immortalize my collector’s cat in an oil painting that will last a lifetime. I know she will enjoy it as much as I did painting it.
If you are a collector, meaning you have purchased a painting/s from me, and you would like me to paint a commissioned piece, please click on the “Commissions” tab in the “Important Info“ tab above, for more info.
Until we meet again, much Love! ~ Rhonda