I have a weakness for watercolor art. Part of it is how wild and unpredictable it seems, to work with water. One of my friends, Colette Griffith, recently discovered she has a talent for watercolor, and has been making some gorgeous paintings. One of them is a custom portrait of my corgi, Dexter.
I gave her this photo of Dexter:
And she painted this portrait:
I think she truly captured him! (I particularly love how she did his paws…I’m a “paw person” and I always loved Dexter’s big corgi feet!) I’m definitely going to ask her to paint me another…as soon as I settle on which animal/photo.
Colette enjoys doing custom art, and she told me she’s currently doing several paintings of business storefronts. She does amazing architectural watercolors.
Her animals, as you’ve already seen with Dexter, are wonderful too.
It’s entirely possible my next request of her will be a chicken. Ellie, my favorite soul-mate chicken, already has one watercolor portrait of her…but what queen doesn’t need more than one official portrait?
If you would like Colette to do a watercolor for you (a pet, storefront, or childhood home, perhaps?) she is accepting commissions, and her prices are extremely reasonable. It depends on the subject and size, but mine of Dexter was only $20!
She is still working on settling up a website, but you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org