Pet Portraits and Horse Portraits by Eric Stewart
The mystique and beauty of painted pet portraits
Photo portraits are fine, but common. Anyone who is looking for a fine artist instead of a photographer to create their pet portrait understands this. There is an intrinsic value to a high quality art portrait which sets it apart from photo portraits. Visually, conceptually, and artistically, a painting is so much more. On a practical level, pastel pet portraits will not fade with time, because pastel is a more durable artistic medium than even oil paint.
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