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Monday, March 17, 2014

Two New Pet Portraits

This was an unusual month, in that I painted two posthumous pet portraits. Both dogs passed away unexpectedly and, although I no longer take commissions, I was moved to paint portraits of each of them for my two friends.














This is Amos, a very sweet, sometimes ornery, dog who used to bark hello to me each time he saw me. He was a master escape artist, regularly sneaking out of his fenced yard to visit the neighbors. My son was very close to him and after he passed away, my neighbor sent my son a note telling him how much she appreciated his kindness to Amos and how much Amos loved playing with him. She enclosed a photo of Amos which I used to surprise her with the portrait.




















This beautiful boy is Dakota. Dakota suddenly became ill one day and was only 7 when he passed away. It was a big shock to his family since he was always so energetic and playful. Dakota now has a permanent place in their home.


Both sweeties will be greatly missed.
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