Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Staffordshire Terriers, New Pet Portrait

Here is the finished portrait of Chico (laughing Brindle boy ) and Sadie (Fawn colored girl) as they are now, and Giuliana and Sebastian.....when they were children!
This was a most interesting portrait to paint....they all live in Australia and Giuliana, whom I have never met and who is now a grown-up, emailed me photos of herself and her brother as children, along with photos of her Staffordshire Terriers, Chico and Sadie...who are her dogs presently......oh and wearing clothes that she imagined would be fun....not the dogs, of course!
I loved being "found" in the ethers of cyberspace and then chosen to paint something so special to someone.......a lot of time and back and forthing went on looking for photos and piecing together sketches.
I love painting paintings that look like "real life" but are really completely imagined!
Thank you Giuliana and Kismet!

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