Now that’s putting creativity into a gift!
Some creative (edible) ways to use my dog commissions!

Now that’s putting creativity into a gift!

I recently heard from a client that I did three paintings for a few years ago. She “takes the cake” for a creative gift… literally!!! She commissioned the dog paintings as a surprise wedding gift for her now-husband and had the three paintings printed onto the groom’s cake for a one-of-a-kind gift presentation! Receiving this picture of the groom’s cake last week (along with new photos of doggies I will be painting) made me smile ear to ear! Enjoy!
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Marietta Patch | Claire Dunaway Studios
Claire Dunaway posing in front of her latest Christmas pet portrait, Jake.

Marietta Patch | Claire Dunaway Studios

Marietta Patch did a little article on me that was published today. Donna Espy-Rypel came by my studio the other week just in time to catch one final Christmas dog commission and we had a delightful time! She did a fabulous job and I am thrilled to be in the Marietta Patch. I would love to make a little addition to my encouragers when I was little.

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Hitting Pause…

I have that “it’s been over a month since my last post” guilt. It’s been one of those months that I have not slowed down at all and it has shown in many ways. It really caught up to me with my commissions recently. I am truly lucky in that when I get close to being finished with a commission and send a “semi-final” picture to a client I am usually met with a great response without many “corrections.” I do, of course, insist that each client be 100% happy with the piece he or she commissions and am willing and prepared to make any and all updates to make sure that the artwork (usually of a beloved pet) is everything that the client hoped for.
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