Have you always wanted to paint your Pet's Portrait?

I have taught hundreds of people to paint their pets.

Just like my Easy, fun, step by step acrylic painting classes I will teach you how to choose a great photo of your pet, transfer your pet to a canvas guide you with step by step by step videos to paint your Pet's Portrait.

MaryDale Esposito

wanted to be able to paint her pets!

"Freda, thank you so much for the paint your pet course. My goal was to be able to paint my pets and I have done both of them now. Everyone needs to take that course, it's excellent.

Susan was afraid to start!

Even her pup agrees the painting is gorgeous!

"I was afraid to even start, but with her instructions and help, I'm feeling so much more confident!"

Join us in participating in this Paint your pet's portrait art challenge!

Freda, your instructor, will be sharing all her tips and tricks she has learned from teaching 100s of people to paint their pets! So much to learn and enjoy!

  • Painting your pet's portrait is a personal creative outlet

  • No need to be able to draw (I got some tips and tricks to get your pet on the canvas)

  • Easy step by step painting instructions

  • There is a community you can join!

  • Learn a skill that produce great gifts... or even another income stream!

  • Great investment in yourself!

  • Acrylic paint, a few brushes and a canvas is all you need!

  • as easy as a step by step paint night!

The challenge

    1. Art Supplies

    2. Introduction

    3. Art Studio setup

    1. Welcome to Day 1!

    2. Choosing a reference photo

    3. Photo and Pet portrait examples

    4. The Paint colours

    5. Doing a colour swatches with the paints you have

    1. Welcome to Day 2

    2. Transferring your pet onto your canvas.

    3. Here we go!

    4. Using a grid to draw your pet

    1. Welcome to Day 3

    2. Background

    3. Colour blocking

    1. Welcome to Day 4

    2. Painting cat eyes!

    3. Painting dog eyes and nose

    1. Welcome to Day 5

    2. Painting the poodle hair

    3. Painting smoother short hair

    4. How to paint the whiskers and the last bit of details!

About this course

  • $25.00
  • 23 lessons
  • 2.5 hours of video content

MaryDale did it again

This is a skill you can keep using to create beautiful gifts for friends

Your instructor

Freda Lombard

Freda is a self taught artist that gives you step by step instructions that will guide you not only to paint beautiful paintings, but you will paint focussing on the experience and exploring your creative side. Freda believes everyone has an inner artist and if you slow down, take a deep breath and paint without judgement, that you too, will discover your inner artist. Freda was was born and raised in South Africa and is now living in Surrey, BC Canada. Freda started painting after receiving an easel as a gift in 2010 and immediately after starting to paint she gave friends brushes to paint with her. Fast forward a few years and today thousands of people from all over the world have painted with Freda.

You need only a few basic art supplies to Paint Your Pet's Portrait!

Here is a basic supply list I use for all my paint classes and if you already have this you might not need much more.

For this challenge the easiest way to get the colours of your pet is using premixed colours which in most cases are really easy to find should you choose to use craft paints like the small little bottles you find at Michaels! I have more information and a link to suggested supplies below!

You will need access to a printer to print your pet (staples has if you do not have a printer) 

You will also need carbon paper / chalk to trace your pet from the printed photo onto the canvas. 

(find the rainbow forest here )

Keep it simple! Remember we are going for expression rather than perfection! 

Acrylic paint – student grade is perfect. Craft paints are great too! Bring all your favourite colours! 

3-4 different size brushes.  In most of my paintings I use a size 4/5 small round, a medium size 5/6 Filbert and a 1 inch Flat synthetic hair brushes.  

Canvasses or mixed media paper - some people paint on rocks, saw blades and even furniture! A good size canvas is a 12 x 16 stretched canvas.

Water to clean brushes

Paper towels / paint cloth, a rag

Paint palette (paper plate will work)

Use what you have! improvise Get creative.

Remember this is fun art not fine art!

Make the painting your own, change up the colours, ad other elements! Have fun with it! Let your inner artist come out to play! 

Find supply suggestions here


Sandra Lee

learned so much!

Paint at your own pace! the classes are released over 5 days for you to consume it slowly and you can paint event slower! Take your time, have fun and look at this adorable dalmatian!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the challenge and how long do I have access the the content? The challenge is $79 and you have access to the challenge videos for 1 year or choose the $25 offer for 6 months access.  
I am a member, do I have access to the challenge?  The membership only includes the easy step by step traditional acrylic paint, paint night videos and not challenges, mini series or any other courses. 
What do I need? Same supplies you would need for a paint night, but more specific colours if you want to match your pet's colours Must have access to a printer to print the photo you choose. You can either trace your pet using carbon paper or follow my easy step by step guide on  how draw your pet. 
How will the classes be delivered? The classes are hosted in my online school and everyday  new videos will be released taking you to the next step!
What if I can not participate during the 5 days? You have access for up to 1 year and you can do this at your own pace. (A video a week, a month it doesn't matter it is your for 1 year)