"Gracie" is for Cecilia, who commissioned me to paint two pet portraits for her mother. Gracie, a Lab/Great Pyrenees mix, is a bit shy with people at first, but loyal and sweet with dogs of all sizes, particularly little dogs. Doesn't her sweet nature come through in the portrait?
Unlike "Georgie", we had trouble finding the right photo for the commission. Fortunately, Cecilia's dad was in on it, so he helped out by sending us more and more pictures. My client wanted two paintings in the same format, so that they would look great when hung side by side. It was a good idea because the two dogs are about the same size and similar coloring (black and white). Eventually there was a picture I could crop down to the sweet square to match "Georgie". I think our quest was worth it!
|"Gracie" and "Georgie" side by side|