Started a new business, sorry for the lack of updates!

Hello internet!

Sorry for the lack of updates, I started a new business last month and it’s been a crazy whirlwind of a time. The business is called Viking Forge Design. Here’s our description from the website:

Viking Forge Design is a full-service sign, banner, and graphic design studio located in Waynesboro, Virginia. We provide services to Waynesboro, Staunton, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, and surrounding areas.

I’ll still be doing pet portraits, and probably incorporating them into the business, but for now I’ve been pouring all my time and energy into the business.

Here’s what I said in my Facebook post:

“BIG NEWS! Since the process is about 95% finalized, I thought I’d let the bag out of the cat. Walter and I are leaving our day jobs and starting our own graphic design firm: Viking Forge Design! We’re taking over the sign, banner and graphic design division of Oryx Designs, and will officially be in business July 1st.

LIKE our Facebook page, visit our website at http://www.vikingforgedesign.com, or come visit us in person at 2374 Jefferson Hwy, Waynesboro, VA 22980.”

Thank you for all of your support!

 

Pet Portrait – Milla the Corgi

corgi dog custom pet portrait

Here’s a portrait I did of Miss Milla the Corgi. It’s a gift for my girlfriend’s sister. I think she’ll like it. 🙂

Corgis are such happy beautiful dogs, and they’ve got some pretty proud owners. This one blew up right after I posted it on Instagram. Always a pleasure to paint such beautiful pets.

Please visit my Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/paintyourpets1to order your very own custom dog or cat portrait! Also, follow us on Instagram @paintyourpets or facebook.com/paintyourpets1 to keep up with updates.

Pet Portrait – Florida Dog!

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Here’s a portrait I did for one of my instagram followers. He and his pup live in Florida, and I thought this portrait captured that life perfectly.

The original photo was an excellent source, and his dog was an excellent subject. The colors worked nicely as well.

I shipped it down to Florida today! I could use some of that warm weather right now. 🙂

Please visit my Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/paintyourpets1to order your very own custom dog or cat portrait! Also, follow us on Instagram @paintyourpets or facebook.com/paintyourpets1 to keep up with updates.

Pet Portrait – Jack the Greyhound

Greyhound dog custom painted pet portrait

Here’s a custom pet portrait of the Instagram famous @Jack_the_grey. I’ve always loved greyhounds since my family had one when I was really young. They make wonderful pets, and the pictures on Jack’s Instagram are excellent – it made for a great source.

This one was a pretty big hit with my Instagram followers. I hope you like it! Jack’s owners certainly did!

I’ll be posting a portrait I did for an Instagram follower in Florida as soon as I finish printing. (My canvas material was on backorder!)

Please visit my Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/paintyourpets1to order your very own custom dog or cat portrait! Also, follow us on Instagram @paintyourpets or facebook.com/paintyourpets1 to keep up with updates.

 

Pet Portrait – Calico Cat

Calico cat custom pet portrait

Here’s a portrait of a beautiful cat I painted for one of my Instagram followers. The painting was  a Christmas gift for her mother. It was the first commissioned cat painting I had done, and I loved every minute of it. Here’s a close up of the eyes:

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The colors and details of this beautiful cat were an absolute joy to work on, and I think it turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself. 🙂

Please visit my Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/paintyourpets1to order your very own custom pet portrait! Also, follow us on Instagram @paintyourpets to keep up with updates.

Pet Portrait – Black Lab

black lab dog custom pet portait

Here’s a portrait I did of Maggie the black lab. A beautiful dog that I actually got to meet in person. I hadn’t painted many black dogs before, so I worked hard on getting the highlights and shadows correct without the black overpowering the painting. Maggie’s owner loved it, and I loved the privilege of painting this sweet dog!

Please visit my etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/paintyourpets1to order your very own custom pet portrait! Also, follow us on Instagram @paintyourpets to keep up with updates.

 

Mini Pin Pet Portrait

Mini pin dog custom painted pet portrait

Here is a portrait I did for one of my instagram followers. Her Mini pin’s name is Krish, and being a short haired dog, was actually pretty easy to paint. We’re both very pleased with how it turned out. Please visit my etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/paintyourpets1 to order your very own custom pet portrait! Also, follow us on Instagram @paintyourpets to keep up with updates and enter any upcoming contests!

German Shepherd Pet Portrait

custom painted dog portrait german shepherdHere is a portrait I did for our contest winner on Instagram for @mamabearbrewer. Her German Shepherd’s name is Abbi, and she was an absolute joy to paint, a very beautiful dog. Please visit my etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/paintyourpets1 to order your very own! Also, follow us on Instagram @paintyourpets to keep up with updates and enter any upcoming contests!