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I have reduced my shipping fees to one price for any size house or pet portrait painting, effective immediately. Please visit my gallery for examples of my work; I will be happy to answer any questions you may have… Continue reading… 0 comments


by kitchellstudio , August 16, 2014—12:00 AM

Topics: animal drawing, dogs, note cards, pet portraits, watercolor

This is the second portrait. The background here has been simplified to showcase this full body portrait. Both of these paintings were made into note cards… Continue reading… 0 comments


by kitchellstudio , October 22, 2013—12:00 AM

Topics: gardens, house portraits, note cards, pet portraits

This image is part of a collection of blank note cards recently introduced in my newest ArtId gallery. House portrait and pet portrait cards may be ordered whenever a portrait painting is purchased. The other designs are usually in stock and I plan on expanding this collection in 2014. If you have any questions or suggestions for new designs, please feel free to contact me. See my gallery for complete details… Continue reading… 0 comments

This watercolor proved to be my most challenging house portrait ever. I had never painted a night sky portrait before, only sunsets. It took a while to get the sky dark, yet not too dark. The lights in the photographs I worked with were the most dominant feature. I had to make sure they were toned down enough to create the glowing effect needed and yet not overwhelm the painting. The client was pleased with the result and note cards made from the painting are on the agenda… Continue reading… 0 comments

This is a colored pencil pet portrait drawn on Mi-Teintes pastel paper. I match the color of the paper to the animal's coloring for the most dramatic effect, especially when doing a more "formal" portrait without definite background elements. This drawing was also made into blank note cards… Continue reading… 0 comments