"Rest (Hachi)," 6" x 12", commissioned pet portrait, acrylic on canvasboard. I think Hachi is sold, but am waiting to hear back from my clients. I would be happy to start a wait list of parties interested in purchasing this painting, should they opt to pass.* Inquiries may always come to firstname.lastname@example.org .
*I paint the Dog-a-Days without any purchase commitment from my clients. They send photos, we book a date, and they patiently wait their turn. I send a jpg of the painting via email for approval, but sometimes life gets in the way and I don't hear back for several days. Meanwhile, I share the painting on the blog, and create a wait list for anyone interested in purchasing, should my client decline. No deposits and no money exchanges hands until I am able to show the painting. Wanna book a portrait of your own? email me!
Hachi is a mixed breed rescue (Blue Heeler and German Shepherd?) who crossed the bridge far too soon. Hachi (named for a famous loyal Japanese dog) suffered from perianal fistulas, a particularly nasty autoimmune disorder. He taught his family much about life, facing their limitations and embracing their talents. It seemed fitting to paint him relaxed and at peace, with his face softly illuminated (I'd also been told that Hachi's favorite activity - other than eating - was sleeping, an odd twist for one of suspected cattle dog lineage).
Thanks as always for looking at my art and sharing it with your friends and family.
See you tomorrow,