Olive's Portrait - original acrylic pet painting by Erica Eriksdotter | StudioEriksdotter.com

Working with Erica on Olive’s pet portrait was an easy and enjoyable process. I appreciated Erica’s attention to detail, advice and consultation with me during the creation of the painting. I couldn’t be happier with the end product. The details are amazing and it looks exactly like Olive, right down to the asymmetrical pattern on her nose and lines on her face.  We’ll enjoy this painting for decades to come!” – B.L. of Virginia

Last year I donated a custom pet portrait for Knock Out Abuse annual auction (five year in a row) where all donations benefits victims of domestic violence. The winner, Olive’s mom, was very excited to get started.

Olive’s Portrait is of adorable Olive who is a four year old Jack Russell Terrier and Chihuahua mix. She was adopted from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) when she was only 8 weeks old. My client told me she’s full of energy and personality, and is a total princess. She loves to play with tennis balls (often two at a time) and always wears a collar with a bow on.

Olive's Portrait - original acrylic pet painting by Erica Eriksdotter | StudioEriksdotter.com

As for the background color, I suggested a bright bubblegum pink to the client because of the ‘princess’ personality. The client was all for it, and I love how it turned out.

Both the client and I agreed that the pink color was absolutely perfect and Olive’s colors really gets to stand out against this bright pop of color.  Look at those ears!

Olive's Portrait - original acrylic pet painting by Erica Eriksdotter | StudioEriksdotter.com

The painting measures 14 x 14 inches and is painted on a 1.5 inch (4 cm) deep gallery wrapped canvas. All sides are painted with the background color.

Check out more photos of this painting and other pet portraits in the gallery, and contact me for a free consultation if you’re interested in commissioning your very own pet portrait.