Pet Portrait Painting by Cameron Dixon – Sarah and Maui

Sarah and Maui
16×20 acrylic on canvas

This painting was for Sarah, it was from a photo that I took of her and our husky Maui in our backyard in Lethbridge, AB. Maui was beautiful, Sarah was beautiful, I had to paint it! This was the first time in a very long time that I attempted to paint a person as well. It took quite a bit longer but I gained the confidence to know that I can do it again if people requested.

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2009-12 – Commissioned Painting – Pet Portrait Painting – Beans

Beans the Dog
16 x 20 acrylic on canvas

Beans was my first painting experience for many years and the painting that had me push to continue creating commissioned pet portrait paintings. At this time I would roughly sketch out the image on the canvas and would work off of a scanned image printed out on a 8.5in x 11in piece of paper. Details would be specific to the quality of the original image/scan/print out, generally losing detail from every step. Here’s to Beans! Beans started a new realm in my painting and allowed me to paint more often and hone in on my skills.