Wildlife paintings, portraits & pet portraits by New Zealand Artist Karen Neal

"Booka, Axle & Tyra"

(Acrylic on Gessoboard) 18x24in

(Original reference photos I worked from to make a photoshop composition of these 3 pals)

A beautiful family of furry friends, Booka & Tyra are English Staffordshire Terriers, and Axle a Bernese Mountain Dog. Sadly Booka & Axle passed away within a few weeks of each other.

staffordshire terrier bernese mountain dog painting

This was a surprise Christmas painting, commissioned by Keryn of Christchurch for her husband, it’s been a few months in the planning and the painting stages! Really enjoyed painting them!

Closeup of the painting

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On the easel in my studio, to give a sense of scale, prior to framing.
And below, framed in a lovely Larsen Juhl faux leather frame, I think it suits them perfectly!

staffordshire terrier bernese mountain dog painting

" Karen we absolutely love it. Didn't manage to get a pic of him opening it but Keith is stoked with the painting. You did such a good job of painting it he didn't even realise it was a painting. And looks even better in person. The frame is perfect also. Could not be happier. Thank you so much."
~ Keryn, Christchurch

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