A repeat customer contacted me to hire me to do another commissioned painting. A friend of his just lost his pup, so he wanted to gift his friend a painting to remember her by.
So this is Lucy.
He requested a different background but to keep the hat and to write "Lucy" on the tag so it could be seen.
He was thrilled by the outcome and would get back to me to let me know how he liked it.
I enjoyed doing this painting, especially since with my new job, I haven't had much time painting lately. Work keeps me busy and I am studying for an exam that I will be taking next week. So this was definitely a nice break from the everyday rush.
Here some more angles of the pup:
I love doing these type of paintings because they are special and mean something. They help people remember their beloved fur babies, and hopefully help them through the grieving process.
If you are interested in a commissioned portrait of your pet or for someone else, please contact me. I am willing to work with you and all domestic (USA) orders include free shipping.
Let me know what you think in the comments.
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I did this painting for one of my favorite youtubers/ streamers: It’sAGundam.
His puppy, Chuchi passed away recently and she had a part in his videos, and she used to "terrorize" him during his recording. He was having a hard time with her passing, so I painted a portrait of her as a gift.
I shipped it to his PO Box December 13th, 2018. I believe the USPS lost the package for a short time because it was sent priority mail, supposed to take 2 business days, but it didn't reach his PO Box till December 22nd, 2018.
This was the reference I used compared to the painting:
I wasn't live during the painting sessions but I did record it and create the sped up version of the painting, it is available on my Youtube channel, but you can also view it here:
He picked it up on Christmas eve, and did a Christmas fan mail youtube video, where he opened my package.
I recommend watching the whole video because he is great, but if you only want to see the reaction part for my painting, you can skip to 16:50.
Here is the video:
I was very happy with his reaction and shout out, it was way more than I expected. All I wanted to know is if he received it and liked it, but to see it in a video and be able to hear his reaction was priceless. I wanted to do something kind because I love his videos and feel his pain after having lost two kitties a few months ago, and I believe I accomplished that.
If anyone needs a portrait of a beloved pet, let me know. I am happy to do them!
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So I received a personalized acrylic pour vase order for two vases with the same colors (different shades of blue and white, to try and make it look like the tide.). She also wanted a matching charm theme of sea shells.
The customer also wanted a sea glass look on any parts of the vase that show after the pour.
So here is the first vase, which is finished and sealed, these pictures do not show the charms:
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I was live during the pour, which I had a great time making. Here is the live video:
I also added a ceramic tile to the area under the vase. I do this as a "just for fun" addition because there is a lot of paint "waste", which I don't like to just waste. So I will put something (Tile, Canvas, Canvas Board, Cup) under to catch the paint. In this case, I used a tile, and it "caught" the paint, I moved it around to cover the tile. After it dried, I decided to experiment with other mediums and added a layer of Water affects. It is a solution that is usually used in models to make water. I added it to the top of the acrylic pour and then sprinkled glitter, so it would give off the 3D effect. It worked perfectly. (Hard to see in images though).
As a precaution, I then used an acrylic sealant over the water affect to ensure it was protected and then I let it fully dry.
This is what it looked like right after sealing it:
Here is where it gets interesting and is considered a "surprise", A chemical reaction took place after I sealed it. Over the next few days, the colors changed. And new colors showed up that I didn't use at all.... like purples, and pinks.
So here is how it looks now:
I am sure the chemical reaction occurred between the acrylic sealant, and the water effect, but affected the actual paint. I love the result though.
Here is the before and after images to help you see the differences better:
(Right: Before; Left: After)
That is for the first vase. Today I got the paint on the second vase, and am hoping to seal and charm it before I have to deliver it.
Here is how the second vase came out:
So this is still drying and isn't cleaned up or sealed yet, which is why the bottom has paint and why it is upside down. Once this is dry, I can clean off the paint that is on areas it shouldn't be...like the bottom. I will also take better pictures of the vase. This is the best I could do, given it is still a wet vase on the drying rack.
Like usual, I was also live during the pour which was funny because you got to walk around a dark house with me. I didn't have a lot of lights on, so when I went to get the tile from the first order, it was dark in the other rooms.
Here is the live video:
Like the first vase, I decided to do another tile for fun. So I placed a ceramic tile at the bottom, and let it "catch" the dripping paint, Here is how the wet version looks:
So the vase and tile will most likely look different tomorrow, since the hidden colors may "break" through while it dries, sometimes it keeps shifting till it dries through and settles. So tomorrow, I will share better images of these two. I am going to do the water affects again because I am curious what will happen with this one.
I hope you enjoyed this post and these vases!
Let me know what you think in the comments.
Thank you for reading,