Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Vedder's Portrait Ornament

Finally! Our pup Vedder has his very own portrait ornament. :) It's been a very busy past two months and many orders were placed. Thank you to all my customers--you're wonderful! I hope everyone had a great holiday and is enjoying their Pet Portrait Ornaments!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mister Gus

I have been so busy this season, having completed and shipped out close to 50 Pet Portrait Ornaments in just over a month!! Sure it's exciting, but I'm ready for a nap! Among the few last ones that I shipped out yesterday was for Gus, the winner of CindylusMuse's Holiday Hop Giveaway. Hope you enjoy your ornament Mister Gus!!

Check out his website:

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Just a Reminder!

Just a reminder to all interested in purchasing Pet Portrait Ornaments---
Orders placed by Saturday, December 4th are guaranteed delivery in time for Christmas, no guarantee for those placed after the 4th! (one and two day shipping available upon request and for extra charge) Handmade watercolor gift boxes available for $5.00....Contact if interested!! Check out my Etsy and Facebook for examples.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

6th Annual Little Paws, Big Hearts Dinner & Auction

I am very proud to be a part of this year's Almost Home Foundation annual benefit! I have donated gift certificates for original personalized pet artwork to be auctioned off the night of December 4th! A great cause from a great foundation and an evening filled with raffles, silent auctions, door prizes, dinner, and dancing!! Register ASAP and check out their website here!

Friday, November 26, 2010

SALE on Etsy!!

All Oil and Watercolor paintings now 20% off through Sunday, November 28th! (Price shown reflect discount) Visit my Etsy shop....

Monday, November 22, 2010

What is it?

Take a peek at a project I am currently working on...

Check back soon to see the finished piece!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Busy Bee!

I am so excited to see how many orders have been placed for Pet Portrait Ornaments!! (Kudos to all you early holiday shoppers! ;) ) Just a reminder, receive a FREE handmade watercolor gift box with each ornament purchased by November 27th. Don't worry, you can still buy a gift box after that for just $5. Also, orders placed by December 4th are guaranteed delivery in time for Christmas. No guarantee for those placed after the 4th. To view some examples of the ornaments I've made previously or to place your order, visit my Etsy or BecArtStudio! Gift certificates available as well!!

CindyLu's Muse Giveaway!

Big thank you CindyLu's Muse for featuring my Pet Portrait Ornaments in her blog hop giveaway!! I can not wait to see who wins!!! To check out this awesome pet blog, go to CindyLu's Muse here.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Offer ends November 27th!

FREE handmade watercolor gift box
with every Pet Portrait Ornament purchase! ($5.00 value)
Email to place an order or visit BecArt on Etsy!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


My new website is up and running!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Been Busy!

Some of my latest work!! I've certainly been keeping busy with these Pet Portrait Ornaments--thank you to everyone who has placed orders! If you are still interested, contact me at to place yours today. And I am pleased to announce that I have received my very first order from Canada! How exciting?! I've also been working on a little project involving a bench and an oil painting inspired by autumn. (Don't worry, pictures will be coming!) I am hoping to get going on my Christmas cards soon too and I might even have a few hand-painted/hand-cut versions for sale on Etsy (similar to the Mother's Day/Father's Day cards)....

So stay tuned!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

FREE Handmade Gift Box!

For a limited time only, receive a FREE handmade watercolor gift box with every pet portrait ornament purchase! ($5.00 value) Place your order today!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pet Portrait Ornaments Now on Etsy!

Finally posted the Pet Portrait Ornaments to Etsy....check it out here! Remember, if you are interested in placing an order it is best to do so sooner rather than later. I will be posting a 'deadline' date for orders eventually (I am thinking early December to allow time to complete and deliver). So contact me!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Mat Day!

I had tons of fun matting today! :) It was so long overdue and many of my little watercolor paintings were in need of a nice lookin' mat. One series is now ready for Etsy and another is nearly finished too so check back soon.


One of my Pet Portrait Ornaments was featured in an awesome blog!

Thank you CindyLu's Muse!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Business Cards

Worked on business cards this week....which do you like best?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall Flowers Time-Lapse Video

Check out time-lapse video of 'Fall Flowers' card set on Facebook!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

How to order...

Customized Mini Pet Portraits ~ Decorative Ornaments
Send me a photo of your furry friend and I will create an original hand painted ornament! Piece features 3"x3" watercolor painting and wire-shaped lettering of your choice! Ribbon attached to top for easy hanging. Instructions on how to place an order below!

Send me... an email request or a convo through Etsy that includes the following:
1. At least one photo attachment (more than one photo is fine and gives me more options and a better look at your pet!) of the animal you wish to have painted.
2. Background color choice. (for example: blue is what was used in my example piece here)
3. Word(s) you wish to have on the back. No more than two words. (examples: --your pet's name--best friend--meow--woof--love)
4. Symbol choice for the back (see example: dog bone, heart, mouse, paw print)

Once we have nailed down what you want, I will create a RESERVED listing for you on Etsy. After payment is recieved, I will begin creating! An email will be sent when your portrait is complete and sent out!

**Shipping charges applied on Etsy**
**NOTE: These are made to order. Because each piece is an original work of art please allow for 1-2 weeks after order is placed and payment is finalized for delivery.

Check BecArt on Etsy for pricing.

colors and symbols to choose from:

dog bone
paw print

**Due to variances from computer to computer, colors may not be exactly the same. Also, because these pieces are individually created, differences in color and symbol shapes will occur. This image is meant to give a general idea.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pet Portrait Ornaments!

The preview for my Hand Painted Pet Portrait Ornaments is here! To view even more images, check out Becky Sorrentino Studio on Facebook....

These adorable little decorative ornaments feature a small square (approx. 3"x3") watercolor painting of your friend on one side and a wire-shaped word or two about them on the back! (their name, the year, best friend, meow! woof!) The watercolor paintings are always hand painted by me, based on photos of your furry friend. The word (or words) you wish to have attached to the back of the ornament are made of 24 gauge metal wire and, once again, shaped by yours truly! All ornaments come with ribbon attached to the top for easy hanging on your Christmas tree for the holidays and around the house year-round. *Great decorative little piece of art!*

If you are interested in placing an order for a Pet Potrait Ornament, please email me at

$25.00 each

$20.00 each when purchased in sets/multiples

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Christmas Ornaments

I know what you're thinking...Christmas? Already?? It's only September! However, when it comes to the world of painting and creating, it is never too early to begin thinking about holiday gifts. The earlier the better--more time to plan, create, and if needed let dry. I will be posting an example soon of my new 'Pet Portrait Ornament' that I am currently playing around with. It can double as a Christmas ornament or simply a small decorative piece you can enjoy year-round....Check back soon and email me any time at if you are interested.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Birthday Card Requests

Hello all! Just finished up three Birthday Cards that were requested....more images can be viewed on facebook!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Take a Walk on the Wild Side!

So awesome--my Black Cat card set is featured in a treasury on Etsy!! You can check it out here!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Our friend the Hawk

Had a visitor the other night during dinner! What a site! He landed on our deck, just outside the dining room...couldn't resist sneaking to my camera. Thought this would be a great lead in to introduce you to one of my new favorite blogs to follow:

Check it out! ;)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Fishing at Sunset series...

The buyer of the original "Fishing at Sunset" (above, center) requested two more pieces to coordinate with they are! It was a challenge to create these two, considering I had to base it off of pictures of the original (which is happy in it's new home!) combined with the fact that it has been many years since I had painted it!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Right Around the Corner

We'll be seeing scenery like this before you know it! Good because the colors are amazing but bad because it only means winter in northern Illinois is inching closer.

Autumn Tree gouache 7.5"x10"
My first try at gouache...semi-successful I think. Different than working with watercolor.

Autumn Pond watercolor 7.5"x10"
Good old watercolor...

Monday, August 23, 2010

Toews Time-Lapse

Attempt #1 at a time-lapse drawing!

Friday, August 20, 2010

For Fun...

I made myself a photo-storage box out of an old IKEA catalog!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Now I just need some wine! ;)

Wine Trail Collage (to fill empty wall space next to wine rack....
now just need to fill the wine rack!)

(Top) Corks--just need to find a great pic to put behind!
(Bottom) Bottle labels from each winery and newspaper clippings

(Top) Hand drawn map of Old Mission Peninsula highlighting each winery visited and
special landmarks
(Bottom) Again, parts of the packaging from bottles with seals from corks

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wine Trail Collage

For a while now my dining room has had a lonely wine rack with plenty of open wall space next to it... but now that has changed. I am very excited to have just finished my wine trail collage! During my honeymoon in Traverse City, MI my husband and I traveled along the Old Mission Peninsula stopping at some of the wineries along the way. Each part of the collage contains bits and pieces from that trip. Pictures to come soon...

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Purrrfect New Blank Card Sets!

I have begun creating some new card sets featuring furry little friends! The set pictured below is a preview at what is to come shortly!

Monday, August 2, 2010