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Last Thursday, a husband surprised his wife with a custom pet portrait of their miniature Aussie dog named Odie to mark a celebration in their lives.

A special request was made for this piece to be painted flat, so that it could be easily framed & coordinated with the décor once in their home. So instead of painting this piece on one of my usual ‘gallery wrap’ style 1.5″ deep canvases, I painted it on a canvas panel which is approx 3/16″ thick:

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Since we went with an 8″x10″ painting size, it’s possible to frame this piece in a store bought 8×10 frame simply by removing the glass and inserting the painting.

This is the first time I’ve painted a pet portrait on canvas panel, and as soon as I popped it into one of my picture frames to see what it looked like I was in love! I definitely plan to have some pieces for my own home like this in the future now lol. But back to Odie…

odie in black frame

I was so thrilled with how the painting looked in my ornate black frame, that I tried it in a totally different style of frame like this distressed wood one:

odie in wood frame

I could have tried his painting in different frames all day long, it was so fun lol. With a face that cute, he’ll look great framed in any style!

When the painting was picked up last week I got to meet Odie too, which is always a great bonus! Hoping to get some Animal Doppelgänger pix of this cutie posing with his painting too, fingers are crossed 🙂

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