"Gina II," 6" square, Golden Open acrylics on Ampersand Gessobord commissioned pet portrait of a mixed breed dog, private collection (THANK YOU!).
Yesterday you got to peek at an in process portrait of Gina, a profile view - I finished that piece up today, and added a jpg of the final painting to the blog here. Check it out and let me know what you think.
Gina was a rescue chosen specifically because she got along well with children. She got along so well with kids that she was known to pounce and knock them to the ground in her eagerness to share some love - which, as my client pointed out, with tile floors could be a near death experience. She didn't use doors - it was quicker just to jump through screens (her family is now enjoying a screened in porch, an amenity they simply couldn't consider prior). And she made a regular habit of leaping the 6' back fence to visit with all the neighbors up and down the street (they brought Gina home when they tired of her company). She also was a most excellent studio companion to my client, always critiquing the paintings that came off his easel but tactfully keeping her opinions to herself.
I am grateful for the opportunity to honor her life with a little bit of paint, but with such a huge personality, I couldn't stick with only one portrait. There were too many facets to Gina's memory.
Inquiries (including booking your own pet portrait, from miniature size [4" x 4"] to larger than life) may always come to me.
Thanks, as always, for looking at - and sharing - my artwork and musings with your friends and family.
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