Custom Oil Painting ~ Dog Portrait Hara

This oil on canvas portrait of "Hara", is available for immediate purchase.

~ This painting measures 16" x 20". (Actual size of the artwork)
~ Signed on the front, title and date are on the back.
~ It is painted on canvas board.

More about this painting of "Hara"...

Painted in oils from a gorgeous reference photo by Shirley Davies on Paint My Photo...this is "Hara" the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. I really loved painting her sweet face and expression. All of the 'white', such as the fur that is on Hara's face, neck, and chest, gave me a chance me to play with lots of beautiful colors, and truthfully white can actually be so many different shades. There were other colors that I decided to emphasize, that are found in the reflections of her dark brown fur in the....such as the blue ones on the darker side of her face. On her shoulders, you can see her beautiful 'brindle' coloring, made up of gold, rust, and black hairs, mixed in with the dark brown.

Unfortunately, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, along with several other 'bully' breeds, such as the American Pit Bull Terrier; are being unfairly categorized as dangerous and vicious dogs... and BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) has been introduced in some cities and states in this country, such as Denver, CO; where owning and keeping one as a pet is illegal. This is the case in approximately 12 other countries besides the USA, and in many cases, family pets like Hara, with absolutely no history of aggression, are being removed from their homes and taken to shelters. I myself am the proud owner of "Bryn" American Pit Bull Terrier, our newest furry family member. Unfortunately, on a sad note...we recently lost our sweet, 11 yr. old Pit Bull/Lab mix; "Missy", to cancer.


As well as doing paintings of wildlife, I also accept commissions for portraits. I can bring your photograph to life in an oil painting, using one of your cherished photographs of a child, a parent, two or four-legged family members...or a special place such as your childhood home.

~ Your custom painting will be hand done in oil paint on canvas, and it will take approximately three weeks for me to complete. I want to mention also, that the quality of your photograph will translate into how fine the result will be when it is I really want to work with you to help you find the right one. I want you to be completely satisfied and absolutely ecstatic with your finished painting.

~ Prices for commissioned portraits start at $150 for a 9" x 12" (which is for one subject). Other sizes are also available, please inquire for prices.

~ The time to complete a painting will vary, depending on the size and the number or subjects. Most paintings take 2 weeks, with 1 week to arrive after it is shipped.

~ FREE SHIPPING within the contiguous Unites States. Please inquire for international shipping rates.

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