Congratulations to November's pet portrait contest winner, Stefanie Robinson!! Stefanie submitted a photo of her adorable lab, Sammie, and she will receive an unframed 8 x 10 custom portrait in acrylics, a $70 value. It is just that simple to have a painting made of your furry or feathered companion.
© 2012 Claudia Ballard
acrylic on 5 x 7 canvas panel
Well, I seem to be on an avian streak this past couple of weeks. The sandhills are becoming regular visitors in our yard and are becoming less shy. I painted this pretty bird several weeks ago. It reminds me so much of the stunning macaws and cockatoos and parrots visited at Busch Gardens in Tampa as a child. Of course, when I was that little, the birds were a lot bigger. :->