Monday, September 07, 2009
This was the final for the most recent pet memorial, commissioned for a woman's beloved yellow lab named Sophie. While many of the stories about Sophie were sweet, the story of her loving the snow, and just being content to be covered in flakes stuck with me. The client requested a garden scene with purples and pinks like she had seen in an earlier portrait I did. I thought that the black background and garden would work out nice with the color of the lab so agreed. The words say, "When the snow falls on the garden, it's just me. Sophie". I think Sophie's owner was hoping that this portrait might be so real it would be Sophie. Alas, I thought I captured her well, but she seemed disapointed that it really wasn't her in her eyes, even though she liked the painting.
I'll be starting another pet memorial for an Apifera fan and supporter who is also an avid senior dog adopter. It will be so nice to spend time working on that one - the dog's name is Penny and she has a wonderful story which I will share after it's all done later in a month or so.