The 2007 Pet Portraiture Calendar is here! I chose the portraits for the 2007 calendar based on...
1) size and composition. The 9x12's fill out the space best, so this was a consideration - and I couldn't use any vertically composed portraits
2) theme I favored themes that might or might not be new but were new to me (i.e. Mugsy the Poker Dealer), and themes that told a mult-layered story (i.e.: Charissa By The Sea - former sheep herder, current beach bum)
Here is the list of the pets and their months!
January Pixel, one of Artpaw.com's "mascotties", showing her "Good" and "Evil" sides!
February Trevor & Jackson, two beautiful Greyhounds in a portrait which I think exudes energy!
March Kaya, Modern Dog's resident diva doggie, in a portrait titled "Kaya Welcomes Spring" which was featured in their Spring 2006 issue
April Kiki & Chico, two regal Chihuahuas in a likewise regal setting: a Japanese Garden complete with Koi pond, topiary and a big cherry Blossom tree to help ring in Spring
May Daisy and Linus, two doggie siblings who have a very special relationship as evidenced in their portrait
June Cedar Pie, a happy, pretty Golden Retreiver whose mom is a baker and masterminded this tasty theme
July Charissa the Border Collie in a tribute to her past life (as a sheep herder) and her present life (as a beach bum and therapy dog)
August Tai Pan, Dawson, Skylar, Kiara, Arwen my only five-dog portrait ever! Pirate Doggies and other Doggie Sea Dwellers in a magical scene
September Elvis the cat, quite regally posed, relaxes in his backyard with his favorite birdy friends and Little Orange tree
October Mugsy the Boston Terrier is portrayed as a Poker dealer in a shady doggie poker scene (complete with cocktails and shady doggie players!)
November Honey the Egyptian Princess Chihuahua in a golden-lit scene
December Bunny the Beagle and Martha the Boston Terrier as Irish / Scottish Princesses, portrayed in a beautiful Irish Countryside scene, paying homage to their human parents' cultural identities.