Twinky by Arie van der Wijst

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This painting was commissioned for a couple who wanted a realistic portrait of their beloved little dog Twinky. It’s part Chihuahua and part Butterfly dog and it’s real little. The painting is about three times the size of the dog.

Acrylics on MDF, 30×40 cm


pet, dog, butterfly, hair


  • lianne
    lianneabout 6 years ago

    My favorite animal in the world just happens to be a Papillon (butterfly dog) named Gizzy – and except for the coloring which is a little lighter, this looks very much like him! What a stunning portrait – so much character – and look at the love in those eyes! Gorgeous dear friend!

  • saleire
    saleireabout 6 years ago

    This is another masterpiece! Just look at the detail and so realistic. Again….you have captured the beauty and the spirit of this wonderful little dog. I love your style of painting as it shows every detail of hair, the shine of his nose….it’s just a gorgeous painting. Fantastic work my friend. Outstanding work as always.

  • coolart
    coolartabout 6 years ago

    The name is sweet so like your work my friend Bravo

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 6 years ago

    What an adorable portrait! Wonderful work!

  • LBarberRiley
    LBarberRileyabout 6 years ago


  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegatealmost 5 years ago

  • Royald
    Royaldover 4 years ago

    This is wondeful, please consider adding it to the group: Toy Dogs R Us!

  • Sure, thank you for the invitation Diane! And the nice comment.

    – Arie van der Wijst

  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegateover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on Your Fabulous Feature in Painted Dogs

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  • Thanks Barbara! That’s wonderful!

    – Arie van der Wijst

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 4 years ago

    Wow, very nice work Arie. Fantastic job with the hair. Really well done. Congrats om a well deserved feature.

  • Thanks very much Jim, on both the compliments.

    – Arie van der Wijst

  • Royald
    Royaldover 4 years ago

  • I do now! Thanks very much!!

    – Arie van der Wijst

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