“Summer” is a Golden Retriever that passed away not too long after this dog portrait was painted. Her owner received a pet portrait from me as a gift. She was thrilled that I could use the photos of her beloved canine companion even though they were not very good pictures. The original photos showed the dog with cataracts and a very grey face. I was able to take my knowledge of the breed and subtract a few years and create a more youthful look. This oil painting required a great deal of emotion on my part because I knew time was limited. I was honored to do it.
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