I have been very prolific this year as an artist. In addition to the 16 original paintings I created, I have 10 commissions, 9 of which are Pet Portrait commissions. The majority of commissions this year were dogs, with one cat. With two exceptions, all of these portraits were created with acrylic paints on stretched canvas. It is a media that I have come to really love, and now work almost exclusively with it. My style for these portraits is somewhat impressionistic, yet with realistic anatomy and proportions. I typically use bright bold vibrant colors, while trying to maintain the color tones and markings of my subjects. Thus I call my style “colorful realism”.