11 x 14 oil on canvas
Carole Rodrigue ©2016
This private commission was painted as a a very special memorial gift for Christmas. When I saw the reference, I gasped at how beautiful this dog was and knew that this would be a very special painting.
While I'm very saddened for the client and her family that their beloved dog is now gone, I'm so honoured that I was selected to paint this beauty. The reference was perfect: it was high resolution, clear with very visible eyes and features, and beautiful soft outdoor lighting. The pose was so sweet, expressing a loving gentleness. It's the sort of reference that artists dream about because you just know this is going to be a very special piece.
I'm told it brought tears to the owner, but I hope this painting will now bring fond memories and smiles.
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