Thank you so much to everyone who participated in my second pet portrait giveaway contest! I received HUNDREDS of photos of all your fantastic adorable pets. It was VERY difficult to choose the winners. (REALLY!)
FIRST PLACE: JENNIFER MOSS CHAPPELL
Recipient of a FREE 12 x 16 pastel portrait!
This photo is undeniably adorable, but beyond that, this photo stood out to me for a number of reasons. The photo is clear, bright, and close! I can see the texture in Paisley's hair, and the light in her eyes! She has tons of emotion, and this photo will yield and AMAZING portrait. Congratulations Jennifer!
SECOND PLACE: SAMANTHA DICICCIO
Recipient of a portrait at half price!
This photo is an amazing work of art. The colors and textures are vivid and bright. I LOVE this dog's markings, the expression on his face, and the excitement he portrays. The background and setting only add to the portrait, as he seems to almost camouflage himself into the scenery. I rarely even consider the scenery as part of a portrait, but this photo offers something I cannot pass up. Congratulations Samantha!
As a thank you to all the participants in my contest,
I eat, sleep, and breathe art. I'm fond of horses and put ketchup on everything. =]