​Reference photo: Julie Brooker

5X7 Pastel on PastelMat

  Original Sold. Prints Available.


8 X 11 Pastels on PastelMat

   Prints available.


6X8 Pastels on Pastelmat

 Prints Available.

"FEEDING THE WORLD" 5X7 Pencil on Paper

​Reference photo: Cheryl Johnson

   Prints available.

"LEMUR" 7X9 Pencil on Pastelmat

Original SOLD. Prints Available.

Please contact us if you are interested in seeing or buying any of our paintings or to order a commission. 


Pastel paintings are drawn on PasteMat. Pastels are made of pure fine powder pigments with a binder. The color is very stable and lightfast and adhere to the texture of the special pastel paper. I use high quality pastels and archival paper.




• Pet portraits' reference photos must be high resolution images, clear, showing lots of detail. Without a good reference photo I will not be able to accept the job as you will not be happy with the finished painting.  :) Please do not select reference photos that were taken with flash, are taken standing over the dog, are too dark or blurry, are taken from a distance, etc. To get the best photo, take your pet outside or near a bright window (no sun), best light is usually in the shade, do not use flash, get down to the dog's eye level. If the dog is facing the sun/light, then the color of the eyes will show better. Close ups are great! Above all, be patient and take lots of pictures to then select the best. If you have a SLR digital camera, you will probably be able to get the most detail for your reference photo. If you don't have one, ask a friend or family if possible. I will be glad to photograph your dog for $30 (1digital image will be provided). Your pet's portrait will be its best if I you get the best reference photo quality possible. It takes 4 weeks or longer to finish a painting. There may be a waiting list before I can start your painting. If you have a deadline, please order early. Paintings/portraits make a wonderful, cherished memory of your beloved pet. Enjoy!

Images of art created remain copyright of artist.



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PASTELS: Aixa's pastel paintings are created using pastel pencils, pan pastels, and soft pastels of various hardness. Her pastel paintings, include a variety of subjects, from wildlife, pets, nature and people. They range from photorealistic to very loose and painterly allowing the velvety pastels to show the intensity of the colors and the texture. 

Expressionistic Series: Aixa's painting style is rich and suggestive expressionism. She uses mostly palette knives to paint on canvas. Her intricate, textured and dynamic style floods the senses with vibrant colors that she layers and swirls in an emotive creation. She loves the depth and interesting patterns that flows through the canvas when using the knives. The natural process of mixing colors on the knife serendipitously reveal the subjects.  

Aixa's paintings have been on exhibit at the Museum of Art of Ventura County, Buenaventura Art Association Gallery, Community Health Hospital in Ventura as well as in the Ventura County fair where most of the paintings won awards. 

Pet Portrait's commissions accepted for pastels paintings.

Art Products

To order the above products with any of our art (paintings or photographs) please visit:


If the art you desire on your product is not available, send us an email and we will upload the art to the pixels.com site so you can purchase the product/s you want.


6X8 Pastels on Pastelmat

 Prints Available.


"BULLDOG" 5X7 Pastel On PastelMat

   Prints available.

Digital Art

"GREAT HORNED OWL"  Oil on Gallery Canvas

 Original not for sale. ~ Prints available.

Pet Portraits from photo references.

Expressionistic Acrylics

Words cannot describe....


Peter J. DeLuca Fine Art

Aixa Renta-DeLuca Fine Art


Reference photo: Katarina Young

5X7 Pastel on Paper

   Prints available.


​Reference photo: Kev Thackery

6x8 Pastel on PastelMat

  Not for sale. Prints Available.

Art Products


​Reference photo: Mercedes Blair (www.MercedesBlairPhotography.ca)

5x7 Pastels on PastelMat

   Prints available.

"FLORIDA PELICAN" 12X24 Oil on Gallery Canvas

 Prints available.

NEW!!! Mugs, mugs, mugs!


5.5 x 7.5 Pastels on PastelMat

   Prints available.

Coffee Mug

"WINTER" 5X7 Oil on Canvas Board 

​Reference photo: Elena Austin

  Prints available.