Another commission that has been happily delivered this week is of a dear pet that had passed away recently. His name is Cody-- a golden retriever-- which reminded me of my own golden, Max. Max even sat for me in a photo shoot when I needed more detail! (Did you ever try taking a photo of a dog profile when he knows you're doing it?) The final painting is on a 12 X 12 canvas, which makes his face almost actual size. His owners seemed very pleased with it, which is so gratifying for me. It was a tricky one to do, since I have only done pet portraits in watercolour. The hardest part was his lovely curls (which Max does not share).
12 X 12