Monday, June 14, 2010

Heather Mitchell

This portrait of my adorable Julia was commissioned by me for my son-in-law's birthday. The artist, Heather Mitchell is a member of the PetsJubilee team on Etsy and is so very talented! I sent her several photos of Julia and explained what I wanted (for instance, I wanted Julia's face and her ears up, which I could never get in one shot. If she looked at me, her ears were down. If she looked away then her ears were up. She is camera shy.) and Heather put them together to make this wonderful, unique gift. She sent me several work in progress scans to make sure it was what I wanted, and I never had to change a thing. My son-in-law and daughter were so surprised and thrilled. I wish I would have gotten a picture of him opening it. Heather also draws people and does portraits in almost size with multiple subjects; really, whatever you would want. She's also recently added cards to her shop.

This is the portrait as it appears in Heather's Etsy shop:

You can also find Heather on facebook and twitter and watch her works in progress.

10 comments:

makingstuffwithlove said...

I recently became aquainted with Heather through Pets Jubilee. How coincidental that she was doing this gorgeous portrait for you at the same time I 'met' her. I think her work is exceptional, stunning! This drawing is so beautiful and to receive it as a gift must have been so exciting! What a wonderful grandmother you are :)

CiaoHound said...

Thank you, Alice :) I really wish I had gotten a picture of him opening the gift.

Art and Sew Forth said...

Heather...You are amazing! The quality of that picture is so very lifelike. What a gift you have!

AngelPups said...

What an absolutely gorgeous piece of artwork! Heather you are truly gifted! Awesome feature, Shari;-)
God Bless~

MsAnomaly said...

Heather's portrait of Julia is amazing, and Julia is adorable! :)

christie said...

What a great pet portrait! Julia is precious and Heather is very talented.

Giupetto and Gianna Tails said...

Wow, excellent portrait. Heather is obviously very talented. And Julia looks great. What a great gift as well.

Lauresul said...

I love that picture!!! It's the best artwork I've ever seen. It looks exactly like her!

JewelryBySolange said...

Heather-your work is ammmmmmazing! Im speechless. What a great portrait!

Walk in the Woods said...

Very nice. I love Heather's work and she seems like a really nice person too!