This was from one of hundreds of bird photos I've been admiring on Facebook. They have turned me into somewhat of a bird junkie! I painted it this afternoon, all in one go, right after I finished an alla prima gesture portrait, as I painted along with a Jeffrey Watts video. I'll post that tomorrow, just so we can track my progress as I work through all the samples he has on the video. All in all, it was a satisfying day in the studio.
This is "Maddie" on her first birthday. I was told they all had ice cream, too. Pet portraits are a favourite commission for me as I have never met a dog I didn't like. I think they ALL should be immortalized in portraits. Cats too…and hamsters…and birdies…too many fun paintings. Contact me if you are interested in commissioning a pet portrait (they are amazing gifts), and check out my website (www.cecilam.com) to see more. Feel free to share this post!