Pet portraits are usually in my lesson list for second grade each year, but after seeing this captivating painting by Maira Kalman on the Animalarium blog, I knew I would add a little twist this year: a suggestion of the owner. I just loved the way her portraits crop out the owner, just leaving us a glimpse of their personality through their clothing styles. It also gives us a feeling of how we care for our furry or feathered friends, demonstrating the way we feed, bathe, and walk our pets. Here are some of our watercolor examples. Enjoy!