‘Best Friend Commissions’
Cherry Sweig

   The owners told me many stories about this spirited and wise  Bernese Mountain dog:  she loved the beach on Coronado Island,  lead her family as a true “Jedi Knight”  and was a popular greeter at the Chula Vista Nature Center. Starting with a photo session and  rough sketches, her image came through in the layers of paint  and expressive brushstrokes.

THE PROCESS: It is ideal to paint from my own photography, in order to capture the best views, lighting, personality and positions of the pet.       If necessary, I can work from photos and stories.  Art is custom-estimated by size of animal, background detail and final size art.  (Call me for more info.)

Pricing includes:                                                    
  Photo session (includes photos for owner)
Preliminary rough sketches
  Your choice of watercolor or oils
  Final Art: ready to frame or canvas wrapped  (art painted around the edge)
Personalized book on process
Framing consultation
Delivery time:  determined by studio schedules and size of project.

These portraits make amazing gifts and are so unique!!


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