Custom Portraits

Betsy’s Dog Eyes series is about what your dog’s eyes say to you and how your dog sees the world. Anyone who has befriended a dog understands that a dog’s eyes are the window to his soul and personality.

Betsy works from photographs you send her. Starting with a detailed sketch on stretched canvas. The eyes and nose are built up with clay to create a 3D effect. The face of the dog is created using a collage of handmade paper and is embellished using acrylic or oil paint. As a touch of whimsy, she makes a 3D object for the top of the nose. For example, a butterfly or bee or any other fun ideas, which is also reflected in the dog’s eyes.

You can choose any image for Betsy to paint into your precious pet’s eyes that might mean something important to you or anything fun that makes you and your pet happy. It can be you and your pet on the beach or …..Betsy can provide suggestions.

Prices start at $850, depending on the size and complexity of the portrait. Please contact Betsy to discuss your ideas.