"I Love Lucy (Andy and Lucy)," 6" x 12", pug portrait, acrylic on board, private collection. Inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org .
This piece has been on my easel for three days. More than twice the time of the typical Dog-a-Day painting. I justified that because of the double portrait bit, but really I think I spent a lot more time than usual relishing in the pugs' folds. It was worth it, though.
And it'll be even better when this one gets unwrapped. This painting is going to someone special, someone I've been looking forward to painting for for a long time, someone especially appreciative of all things pug. It's been a long time coming, but Happy (belated) Birthday & Merry Christmas, Claire!!
If you are considering gifting a Dog-a-Day portrait, please send me a note (email@example.com). I have a few spaces reserved during the 2009 holiday season for repeat clients. Paintings make great birthday and anniversary gifts, too (I can book your actual day for an extra-special touch). I am currently scheduling non-holiday portraits for January 2010 and beyond.
Thanks, as always, for looking.
And for sharing these paintings with your friends and family.
See you tomorrow!