Pet Portrait: Bayla

colored pencil drawing of bernese mountain dog bayla, from the chest up, with a sweet smile on her faceMy older daughter is home from college, where she is majoring in graphic design. She was recently commissioned by a dog park friend to do a pet portrait of their 4-year old Bernese mountain dog, Bayla.

I keep encouraging my daughter to set up an Etsy shop for her artwork, but she's eighTEEN, with the emphasis on TEEN, meaning she doesn't always want to take old mom's direction. She enjoys drawing, but she's rather unmaterialistic, so making money is just not a big priority to her! Go figure! Other examples of her pet portraits are here and here.

photo of bayla on the beach sitting on sand, with various kids and people sitting behind herThe original photo of Bayla is below. I think my daughter did a fabulous job of capturing Bayla's sweet and playful demeanor.

P.S. If you know Bayla, please don't say anything to her owners--the portrait is a surprise for Christmas from Bayla's dad to Bayla's mom!

JackDaddy  – (December 19, 2011 at 10:20 AM)  

That is a wonderful picture. Please let me know if she ever does decide to do more!

Lisa, Ellie and Vance  – (December 19, 2011 at 2:54 PM)  

WOW, that's BEAUTIFUL! She's got lots of talent!

Min  – (December 19, 2011 at 4:25 PM)  

That's amazing! She gets her artistic skills from her mama.

Mango  – (December 19, 2011 at 5:53 PM)  

That picture is beautiful. She would have lots of clients in DWB land if she ever decided to go public.


Martha G  – (December 19, 2011 at 6:30 PM)  

Once again, gorgeous picture (and gorgeous dog). Honestly, your daughter could help pay for school doing pet portraits! They look so professional!

Natalie  – (December 20, 2011 at 12:26 PM)  

WOW!! That is absolutely stunning!So gorgeous; I'm sure Bayla's mom and dad will love it!

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