Pet portrait of a french bulldog by artist Erica Eriksdotter

“I opened my Christmas present and said out loud: Oh, it’s a pet portrait of a french bulldog. Then I realized, it’s a portrait on MY french bulldog and I immediately burst into tears. This is one of the most thoughtful gifts I have ever received. I’ll treasure it always.” – M.L. of Virginia

Fanny’s pet portrait is a custom original acrylic painting of a white french bulldog commissioned by a husband from Virginia. He wanted to surprise his wife for Christmas and thought a portrait of their puppy would be just the ticket, and it seems like he was right.

During the process, he shared with me how Fanny is a joy to be around but that she has a “perpetual disgruntled” look on her face. Too cute!

Pet portrait of a french bulldog by artist Erica Eriksdotter

My client suggested a blue background and we collaborated on getting just the right shade. This deep blue fits really well with the dog’s cream colored coat. This french bulldog was such a sweetheart to work on, and it’s always fun when a client wants a bold background.

You can see a couple photos from the progress here and here.

Pet portrait of a french bulldog by artist Erica Eriksdotter and a chair

His wife is thrilled with this portrait of their darling dog. The painting hangs right next to the front door so they and all their guests can enjoy it.

Fanny’s portrait is painted on a 11×14 inches gallery wrap canvas that is 1.5 inch deep. All sides are painted with the background color.

View more finished pet portraits in the gallery or learn more how you can commission your own pet portrait.