The impressive medium which achieves great realism combined with a painterly feel
Welcome to my gallery with Pet Portraits in Oils, my name is Katja Turnsek. I create exquisite traditionally hand painted pet portraits in oils on professionally stretched gallery-wrapped Linen canvas, working full time on commission painting dogs, cats, horses and occasionally other animals and people as well. If you are looking to have a portrait painting done, you are very welcome to contact me with your favorite photo and I will create a painting you will love! Click on each portrait picture below to view a larger version of the oil painting, a detail from the portrait and the reference photo provided by the client.
Portrait Orientations and Backgrounds
When commissioning a portrait in oil of your treasured pet, the painting will be completely custom-made and created with help of your own ideas and wishes. Depending on the reference photos you provide for the project, I will create either a portrait, landscape oriented or squared painting for you. The artwork might have a scenic background of your choice with or without your own favorite landscape picture or just a plain and simple mottled one.
Your dog might love to take a swim at the local beach, or maybe you have a cat that loves to rest on her favorite sofa? Don’t worry if you don’t have that one perfect photo for me to use as reference, even several good quality photos can be combined into one mockup and later onto a large painting. If you would like to have a scenic background but can’t provide with a photo, I will be more than happy to find one suitable for you.