Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bichon Frise Portrait 20 of 30 Daily Paintings

This is a little bichon frise painting I did for a regular customer recently.  I said I wasn't going to do any more custom work, but she was a multiple repeat customer, so I couldn't say no.  Plus, she was getting for a relative who had recently lost the dog, so that made it even more important that I do it for her.

It always makes me so sad to do a painting of a dog that is gone.  Even with the still-around portraits I do, I become very emotionally invested in painting the dog's (or other animal's) portrait.  When I know the dog is gone, it makes doing the painting much more emotionally difficult.  It's such a shame that our best four-legged friends live such short lives compared to ours.

2 comments:

Cindy Dowdle-Schoen said...

Hi, I'm now following your blog via email! I wasn't sure if there was a "Follower" area. And what beautifully painted photos! I really like them all, such life in them!

Thank you for following mine!

Cindy

Dottie said...

Thanks so much, Cindy! I really appreciate your comments. And regarding the "follower" area, I didn't know either, but I finally found it -- it's a tiny, tiny blackish bar off to the right of the screen, which if you float over it, expands, and allows you to follow. It really ought to be easier than that to find, in my opinion. But, anyway, now we know where it is at least.