I needn't have worried, for when I returned to my studio and began work on this commission, to my delight this portrait practically painted itself. I felt as if Fred were smiling and panting doggie breath encouragement over my shoulder as his lovely, velvet-brown eyes and sweet expression took shape. The love he had for his owner practically radiated from my canvas. The painting became more than just another pet portrait of just another beautiful dog. It became a personal reminder from Fred to his owner of how special she had been to him; a remembrance that when the time came for her to leave this world, he would be waiting for her on the other side, ready to retrieve her home and usher her through the front door.
8" x 8" / Oil
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