Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pet Portrait Commission


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.

6 comments:

Queen*B Studio said...

A beautiful piece Wilson, I'm sure your friend will love it. You couldn't have explained it better when it comes to man's best friend and having to part with them.

Dawn

CJ said...

Wilson,
You have truly captured KC's essence. I've known him since I put him in his "mom's" arms almost 20 years ago. I was so touched when I saw this picture of him in his favorite spot. You have immortalized him for them. Such a gift!

Wilson said...

Thank you, CJ. I'm glad I did justice to him.

Queen*B Studio said...

Hellooooo? Where are ya Wilson? Your starting to get as bad as me with posting LOL! I don't think that's eve possible :) You must be keeping busy, hope your doing well!

Dawn

Wilson said...

Doing great, Dawn. Between writing for the Jerry's Artarama blog and now keeping up with Facebook, I don't have much time left for anything else! lol All is well here, though! Thanks.

Queen*B Studio said...

Ack! Facebook is eeeevil LOL! To addictive for me, its a great way to promote your work though! Glad all is well.

Dawn