Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Special Pet Portrait

I was delighted to receive a pet portrait
commission through the internet...
it was from someone
who had visited my gallery in 1992 when our gallery
was located across the street from a lobster pound.
Since their oldest daughter just graduated from Vet School,
they thought that a gift of a portrait of her dog
would be just right.
Their daughter actually e-mailed some of her
favorite photos for me to work from...
The whole family just spent a week at a nearby
beach so I actually was able to meet them all including
the subject of the painting which allowed me to add
some final touches that weren't clear in the photos!
What a treat! I learned that when they were here many
years ago, their son was 6 and he wanted a hummingbird
print... it's still in his room! The youngest daughter had
a special touch with Ellie May.
I was so happy to be able to finish it
so she could take it home... their visit
was so special and many thanks go out to them!


Karen L R said...

Great story, great portrait!

Judy Hartman said...

I'm sure your portrait will be treasured. What a warm story to go along with it!

Nan and =^..^= said...

Karen LR and Judy H,
Thanks! Ellie May really loved their visit, too!