A gift for a dear friend of the family.
At one time I accepted commissions for dog portraits. For a number of reasons I stopped about twenty years ago. Now, I only draw or paint dogs that meet two criteria: I have spent time with the dog and I care a great deal about the dog’s owner. When a pet meets both, I am able to approach the portrait with attention and heart. The sketches shown here are preliminary studies for a watercolor painting meant to be a birthday gift for Jane, my father’s companion.