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Border Collie Puppy – Pet Portrait Graphite Drawing

Well I tried very hard to get into my studio to start a painting, but with school holidays, kids, horses, sheep dogs and an assortment of others things (including my little studio laptop that I use to display reference photos dying unexpectedly) I haven’t made it into the studio to actually paint.  The website re-design is also taking up some time, but once that is ready my website will revert back to being a full ‘static’ website with this...

Siberian Husky Dog Pet Portrait Painting – Solar

Solar was another beautiful dog that I had the pleasure of photographing several years ago when we still lived in Perth. Sadly, he is no longer with us, but I hope his Siberian Husky spirit still shines through in his pet portrait painting. Before I started Solar’s portrait, I knew that I wanted to put him in a setting suitable for his breed. I only wanted the background to be a subtle suggestion rather than a highly detailed landscape,...

Italian Greyhound Pet Portrait Painting

Italian Greyhounds would have to be one of the most elegant and delicate looking breed of dogs and they have the most beautiful eyes! Italian Greyhounds, or “Iggy’s” as they are affectionately called, are the smallest of the sighthound family and despite their Toy breed classification and companion dog status, many still retain the instinct to chase small animals and birds! The breed has a long and noble history spanning thousands of years.  Mummified remains of dogs similar to...

Border Collie Pet Portrait Painting – Taj

Busy, busy, busy!  That’s the story of my life, and the reason I don’t update my blog as frequently as I intend to:)  Better than being bored I suppose;) I have several pieces that I have been working on to add here, and a couple that I am still working on that are not coming together the way I want them too.  Ones a horse and rider and the other one is a dog portrait.  Sometimes a piece just...

Standardbred Horse Pet Portrait Painting – Tommy

Tommy is one of our most favourite boys, a gentle giant that is inquisitive and always first at the gate to receive a cuddle and a scratch from visitors. Please click the image below to purchase Greeting Cards and a range of Fine Art Canvas and Framed Prints of this hand painted digital oil painting. Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing my artwork with your family and friends! Facebook: Michelle Wrighton Artist Twitter: artistMichelleW Buy museum quality fine...

Orange Tabby Cat Pet Portrait Painting

Digital Pet portrait painting of a gorgeous orange and white tabby cat with beautiful golden eyes. Please click the small image below to view and purchase a range of museum quality canvas and framed fine art prints of this painting. Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing my artwork with your family and friends! Facebook: Michelle Wrighton Artist Twitter: artistMichelleW Buy museum quality fine art prints from my Fine Art Prints store...

Chocolate Labrador Pet Portrait Painting

I am so grateful to have my wacom graphics tablet and Corel Painter at the moment.  With our house being on the market I have had to pack up my art studio, but being able to paint digitally with a graphics tablet and stylus is the next best thing to the real thing. This gorgeous chocolate Labrador Retriever is Bosco, enjoying a day at the beach. Please click on the image below to view and purchase a range of...

Newfoundland Dog Puppy Pastel Pet Portrait Painting

“Rainbows and Sunshine”, what else could I call this fun filled colourful pastel pet portrait painting of a black Newfoundland puppy? I really enjoyed painting this one, I really wanted to loosen up, and convey the personality without much detail, so I actually used a very bad reference photo that I had taken at a dog show. (At the time I was disappointed that the photo was so bad, but the resulting painting is worth it I think:) Painting...