The creative journey of an artist inspired by animals and life by the sea
Saturday, December 10, 2011
A Dog for Christmas
As Christmas nears, I am usually painting away till the last minute. This year, I didn't take on too many painting commissions so I could be a little more relaxed during the holidays. I just delivered this watercolor portrait of "Nelson" to a wonderful couple who have also become great friends. This little guy seemed to be full of spunk when I first went to meet him, but his owners later learned he was in pain due to cancer and not really himself. He had to be put to sleep only a month after I first saw him. When I showed them the finished painting, they both commented that they could almost see just a touch of that pain by the look in his eyes. They were both so happy with it and I loved doing it for them. Now I am planning on painting a little something for myself, the possibilities are endless! I will keep it a surprise till my next post.