24×24 inches Approx
Acrylics on canvas
Gina lost Muffin to tick fever quite unexpectedly. And it has been difficult for her to get over the loss. Gina’s daughter Ketaki reached out to me to paint Muffin for her mother as a birthday gift. After an initial conversation as we were deciding on which picture reference to use – this one of Muffin being annoyed at not being given a treat almost leapt out at me. The little pony tuft on top was just too sweet to resist. This was it. This is what I wanted to paint and Ketaki readily agreed. The timeline was really tight but…
Today is Gina’s birthday and I hope it’s a good one. Happy birthday, @ginaslehria. Thank you @ketaki.bali for your faith.
Of late I find myself painting quite a few memorial portraits of both people and pets. Let me tell you – it is hard. I am forever grateful to be entrusted with the task of capturing love and memory. I prefer to work from multiple photographs where possible as it gives me a better understanding of the nuances of a person/dogs personality. Additionally, I am not always lucky enough to get one picture with perfect lighting conditions.