This is a very recent commission for a good friend of mine, who lost a beloved pet friend not too long ago. I have done many of these paintings over the years and I currently have more of them scheduled, which will be fit into my schedule when time permits.
These commissions have to be handled with attention to detail, respect and sensitivity, as they are a record meant to immortalize a dear friend and companion. Those of us who are true animal lovers and pet owners can relate to the deep bond we share with our "furry friends".
They are affectionate and loyal to a fault and only desire the same from us in return.
"Man's best friend is his dog" ( or cat, ferret, bird, whatever ) is one of the truest statements ever written.