This Christmas season I received a special request to paint a person along with their pet, which you can tell from the quantity of pieces in my People Portrait portfolio page… it’s a bit new to my repertoire . And to be totally honest, I find painting people very intimidating! But when my client sent me the reference photo, I couldn’t resist taking on this project:
This is L & Princess, and the title of this piece is “Unbreakable Bond”. It was done in acrylic, and on an 18″x18″ canvas.
The photo it was based on appeared through Facebook by a relative, and totally by chance. I was told that L grew up on a farm where they had Collies, and when they saw this photo she mentioned maybe wanting to blow up a printed copy of it some time. Her husband took it one step further & turned it into a large painting as a total surprise for Christmas! <3
Here is a close up shot of the painting for fun, and for scale:
In the afternoon on Christmas day, I received this very sweet note:
“Thank you so much for the beautiful painting! I love it! It brings back the happiest memories of my childhood on the family dairy farm. I tear up every time I look at it. Thank you for blessing me with your extraordinary talent.”
Thanks so much for your lovely note L, it makes me so happy that you like the painting! And big thanks again S for having me paint this sentimental piece for your wife!! This has been such a fun project