Friday, March 26, 2010

New Poodle Art

© rebecca collins /

This is Jake, and I just adore this handsome poodle. He is one of several projects I worked on this week. His human was a lot of fun to work with and I can't wait to do her red headed poodle puppy next.

I seem to be pretty busy and it has been a rough week. That is ok though.  The one thing that has remained constant in my 12 years in business is change. When I first started I was doing more Master Paw Prints and Warhols, it took me years to develop my painterly style of working and it is still evolving.  For many years I provided 4 proofs for review, in fact I think it still states that on our faq section. Today clients get a minimum of 10 proofs to choose from and often even more than that. I have had years where I worked totally alone and then years where I had a staff of 4 or 5 part time artists, today I am getting by with one very talented assistant. So yes lots of change. One thing has not changed though, and that is how great my clients are ... yes ... even the fussy ones that run me totally ragged. I am really fortunate to have a terrific group of clients that return year after year for more portraits, and they spread the word about Art Paw. So when I get stressed out or bogged down with half a dozen projects needing revisions, I just have to remind myself that I do have the best job on the planet and the best clients ever. After all, Art Paw is all about celebrating our love for our pets, and what can be better than that?


Gary Keimig said...

Wow! Great rendition. Beautiful job.

AutumnLeaves said...

This is gorgeous, Rebecca! How dignified poodles look, even males wearing all their curls! I have to say that I would truly revel in my work if I could a job like your assistant's. Those fabulous jobs aren't too common, alas.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi rebecca!
oh what a beautiful portrait you created! your work is so amazing! i feel very lucky that ou choose to share it with all of us!