Category: Get a Painting of Your Dog

Welcome to the Paws By Zann pet portrait blog! Here you’ll find a wealth of information on painting with oils, painting animals, how to take reference photos, art videos and more. Enjoy!

Labrador retriever Oil Painting
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How a Chocolate Lab Oil Painting Gets Made

A Chocolate Lab Oil Painting in 4 Steps Coco’s dog-mom wanted a custom oil painting of her dog, so she reached out to me with a few photos. In this post, I’ll walk you through the process we went through to turn her pet portrait idea into a beautiful, polished

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Dog Beach Painting Video: Maya with a Seascape

Painting Maya, a Dog on the Beach, from Photos Lighting-wise, this dog beach painting has been a challenge. The main reference, the one that I’m using for Maya’s pose and expression, didn’t show much of her colouration. It also didn’t have great lighting. So I have a second photo to

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Cat Portrait from Photo
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Amazing Pet Portraits from Photos (Before and After)

Making Pet Portraits from Photos I paint pet portraits from photos, using one or more of my clients’ favourite pics to start off. The “or more” part usually comes in when the piece is a gift or memorial. Getting a perfect reference photo isn’t as easy as grabbing your phone

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Dog Art Tutorials

Watch this Beautiful Sunny Dog Painting in a 6-Minute Video

Oliver’s Sunny Dog Painting: 2 Days in 6 Minutes Pet Portraits by Zann This beautiful golden dog was a perfect sun-drenched subject for a dog painting that went on to become a beloved Christmas gift. In the reference photo, I loved how the greens of the water contrasted Oliver’s warm

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Chocolate Lab Portrait [Video]— How to Paint a Chocolate Lab

Chocolate Lab Painting in Oil This chocolate lab portrait is a larger piece, featuring a delightful named Perlie. I was lucky enough to meet Perlie while delivering her portrait, and she might have been the SOFTEST chocolate lab I’ve ever felt. I don’t know what they’re feeding her but her

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Dog Art Tutorials

How do you paint dog eyes realistically?

This video will focus in on how long it takes to put the finishing touches on a dog’s eyes. So I’ll take the piece from sketched-in all the way to fully rendered. This stage is important because before you see it with your own eyes, the rendering process can seem

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Mini Dog Painting in Oil on Canvas [Complete Video]

“Edge of the Table” Mini Dog Painting “Edge of the Table” is a new piece from my “Dogs at the Table” painting collection. In this 3-minute video, I’ll be completing a 6″x6″ mini oil painting in one sitting, using the alla prima or “wet on wet” technique. More dog painting

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Dog Ash Remembrance Pet Memorial Painting
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Dog Memorials: Celebrating A Lost Pet With Art

Dog Memorials: Paintings that Keep them Close The only downside to having pets is that they leave us too soon. Art can be a great way to celebrate life’s greatest companions and keep happy memories close. And the best pet portrait artists are the ones who can work with you

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