Who doesn't care if you forgot to brush your hair?
Who would still lavish love upon you if didn't bother to bathe for a month?
The answer of course is your pets!
There is nothing like the love of an animal to set the world right, and make your day seem brighter.
I know I love my pets, and I miss the ones I've lost. I was privileged to have a little dog named Daisy in my life for a few years, but about a year ago she vanished. We suspect she met her end at the jaws of the coyotes that frequent our property.
I was very heart broken over her loss, and not even being able to bury her or have her cremated made it even harder, but one thing that made it easier was that before she passed on I had immortalized her in a portrait which hangs in an honored place in my home, I feel its a fitting memorial to the little dog who brought our family so much joy.
I've also painted a portrait of my other dog, Spunky. It hangs directly on the other side of the window from Daisy's portrait.
In addition I've had the privilege of painting portraits for other pet owners, some who have lost their pets, and some who simply want to honor their living pets with a custom painted portrait. Most of these commissions have been arranged in person, either with friends, or with people who come by my booth at art walks and outdoor markets. But I also arrange these special works through my Etsy Store. The basset hound you see below is another example of one of my pet portraits. I also do other commissions, following the basic price list of the pet portraits.
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