May 032012
 

Sure we take a lot of photos of our pooches, but we are always looking for something genuinely keepsake worthy. Maybe it’s from watching too many Dark Shadows episodes in my youth, or the fact that one of my favorite books is The Picture of Dorian Gray, or probably because I live with a pooch who is always modeling:

that I always thought it would be fitting to have our pooches’ portraits painted.
I had long cyber-stalked the Pet Shop at Yellow Brick Home  with their adorably mini-sized portraits, and we were super-excited to finally meet Kim in person. She has her own adorable pitbull Jack ,and two cats, and she really has a way of understanding and capturing each pooches’ personality in paint (I was particularly floored by this recent painting of Superhero Ammo).
So we ended up ordering this special gift for ourselves:

I keep double-taking because I’m so amazed with how Kim was able to capture the expressions in their eyes. Every time I look at this painting, I’m certain Miss M is about to open her mouth and complain.

Luckily for Mr B no actual posing was required, but Kim paints from photos. Even though it’s hard to have a photo with both pooches in it, she is still able to take separate photos and paint them on one painting.
And Miss M feels worthy of real royalty.
You can see more fantastic pets captured in paint at the Pet Shop here and on the blog here.
P.S.  We’ve heard the Pet Shop will be going through a redesign, so if you are interested in immortalizing your pooch at the current prices it would be best to order before the end of May.

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