Is your pet a winner?

PUBLISHED: 13:04 20 May 2008 | UPDATED: 08:29 02 June 2010

Another portrait , on canvas, painted in acrylic paint.

Another portrait , on canvas, painted in acrylic paint.

THE winner of our annual Pet of the Year competition will win a beautiful portrait by our columnist and Fenland artist Anita Davies. We started accepting entries from across the Fens this week, and this year s competition is going to be tough. Here, Anita

The finished portrait.

THE winner of our annual Pet of the Year competition will win a beautiful portrait by our columnist and Fenland artist Anita Davies.

We started accepting entries from across the Fens this week, and this year's competition is going to be tough.

Here, Anita has outlined the construction process of her previous pet portraits to show the separate stages towards her finished paintings.

"This is a recent pet portrait, now safely with the client and gifted to his wife, so I can share it without spoiling any surprises," she said.

A close up of the cat’s eyes.

Send us your pet photographs which you would like Anita to turn into a stunning painting.

It doesn't matter what your beloved creature is, we accept pet entries of all shapes and sizes.

Whether it is a snake, cat, rat or goldfish - everyone is in for a chance of winning.

The deadline is June 2, and readers will be invited to vote for a winner after the photographs appear in the newspapers

“When I’m happy with my drawing I outline it in sepia pigment liner and began to add my watercolour,” Anita said.

Pictures can be sent by post to:

The Wisbech Standard, 34 Market Place, Wisbech PE13 1DP

Or:

The Cambs Times, 51 High Street, March PE15 9JJ

Anita uses photograph as a colour reference and an enlarged print out for the finer details.

Alternatively, email your photographs to valerie.price@archant.co.uk.

Include your name, address and telephone number as well as your pet's name with your entry.

Unfortunately, we will be unable to return your photographs.


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