I made time for a couple of pet portraits in August too. I was able to photograph the chihuahua myself -which is always helpful when you're doing a painting. I was struck by how delicate and tiny she was. This is a 9" x 12" painting but she is about life size--weighing in at three pounds.
Panda, a shih tzu from Columbus, was another project I worked on and his owner was very happy with the painting, which included a detailed background.