I painted this pet portrait of the black dog in the city because I wanted to help a family memorialize their beloved pet Gatsby in front of their home in Greenwich Village, New York. It took me about 9 hours to complete from start to finish utilizing several techniques including pen and ink with watercolor paint. The hardest part was painting the building with all of the tiny windows. I find the trick to painting a black dog with watercolor is to start with a lighter layer of black, then start mixing some darker blues to create the shine in the fur.

I am a professional pet portrait artist based in New York City and I create personalized custom illustrated pet portraits, done in a whimsical manner. I use watercolor and ink to create my paintings of peoples’ pets. The custom pet portraits I create mean so much to those who receive them. I have been told they are one of the greatest gifts as a memorial of your pet that one could ever receive. Tell me about your pet.

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Gatsby in Greenwich Village

Yankee golden doodle

Hellgate bridge pup party

Newfie, new found land

All the pets in one canoe

Ladies who lunch at the boathouse in Central Park

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