Friday, August 6, 2021

A sweet new pet portrait

Austin and Alyssa

8" x 8"

Oil with palette knives on cradled board

Alyssa came in to the gallery at Patriot Place while I was painting there a few weeks ago. She was with her brother and they were strolling around the gallery looking at all of our work. I asked her "What brings you to Patriot Place today?" She said, "I'm trying to get my mind off of things. I just lost my dog today." Then she asked if I painted pictures for people from their photographs and I said yes and showed her some of my work.

She left to think about it and then 5 minutes later returned to commission a painting of her and her dog, Austin. She loved this image because he used to sit on her lap with his back paws on her legs like this. It was a very special bond they had so this pose means a lot to her. 

She hung the painting at the top of her stairs so that she can walk by it every day and be reminded of her best friend.

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