I never had a chance to meet this adorable dog but when I was asked to do a portrait to commemorate her life, I jumped at the chance. It's not often that I find a really nice photo to work from when I haven't had the opportunity to take the photos myself, but in this case, I was lucky. Kecia looked as if she was ready to spring up and dash about and I worked to capture that animation in my painting.
My original intent in setting up this website was to focus on my fine art paintings and not emphasize the fact that I also paint portrait commissions. This year, happened to turn back in that direction enough that I felt I didn't want to keep it a secret. So here's another in a long line of commissions I've done through the years. I'm always touched by the love and devotion that people have for their animals.