One Couple + Two Dogs = Our Waldo Bungie

It is only natural that the art in your home will reflect who/what you love the most.  So it shouldn’t be a surprise that our art is very canine-centric.

But everybody knows that you aren’t set in the doggy art department until your dogs are immortalized in a Yellow Brick Home portrait… lucky for me, I was able to join the YBH portrait club recently!

The process of ordering a custom pet portrait from YBH is so much fun… Kim and I emailed back and forth to discuss what characteristics of Turk and Rufus I’d like her to focus on for their portraits. I asked her if she could capture the dichotomy of Rufus’ puppy-like mischeviousness  and his old man wiseness… and she totally nailed it.

For Turk, I asked if Kim could capture his salt & pepper face and bushy eyebrows. And… she nailed that too.

Amazing, right?! It blows my mind how much detail Kim is able to pack in a 4″x4″ portrait… how she was able to make the portrait look 3 dimensional… how she captured the sparkle in their eyes! I was really interested in Kim’s process so I asked if she wouldn’t mind snapping a few photos while she worked…

To say Kim is talented is a gross understatement. Kim’s got skilllllz, yo! I haven’t been able to stop staring at these little bad boys since they arrived at my doorstep last week. Honestly, it’s becoming a bit of a problem.

So I have two questions for you…

1. Which one is your favorite? Turk’s soulful eyes have me one second and then Rufus’ little smirk draw me in the next.

2. Have you ordered your pet’s portrait yet?

If you haven’t placed your order for a custom pet portrait just yet, I have a little surprise for you… Kim graciously offered Our Waldo Bungie readers a 10% discount off anything in her shop (including original paintings, art prints, gift certificates, and of course, custom pet portraiture!) with the code WALDOBUNGIE10 from now through Friday (June 7th) at midnight. Now I’m off to decide what I’m going to order next…

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11 Responses

  • avatar pitlandiapooch says:

    These are so amazing! Rufus and Turk look so real. I love that you decided to have them both painted with their bow ties on because it really makes both portraits pop. I’m thinkin’ that Athena needs to be wearing a fancy flower when I finally order her portrait =)

    Answers to your questions:

    1. My favorite is Rufus’ portrait because I love the green background and I love how his little bow tie stands out so well!

    2. I haven’t yet ordered a portrait for Athena, but it has been on my list forever! Maybe I’ll finally give in this week with that wonderful coupon code =)

    • avatar Emily says:

      The bow-ties were a must! They look so distinguished when they are dressed up! And yes, you should DEFINITELY take advantage of that coupon code and order this week! I know how much you love a coupon code! :)

  • Every time I see her paintings I am so blown away! She really does capture their expressions in their eyes. I sat and stared at mine forever, and the way Miss M was captured in her painting, I was so sure she was going to actually speak!

  • avatar OhMelvin says:

    There is no way I could choose — both boys are stunningly handsome and their personality just jumps off the awesomely chosen background colors!!!! Yay you!!! Of course I have one, and now I need more!!!

  • avatar peaceabull says:

    I’ve been studiously ignoring re-reading this post because I just know it is going to lead to spending more money. :-)

    But to answer your questions, hmmm, while I think the one of Rufus is adorable, you know my heart secretly belongs to the Turkster, so that one is probably my favorite. And secondly? No, I haven’t ordered yet, but it’ll be pretty shocking if I don’t.

  • They turned out so well. I can’t decide which one I like the best, it’s so hard because they are so good!

    I’ve been dying to get one made of Boomer and Dottie and maybe I can since I could use a coupon code!

  • I can’t pick a favorite…they are both awesome! I can’t wait to decorate my new house with some dog-art!