"Casey-Marie", 13"x18", pastel
This lovely dog was almost 19 years old when she passed away Dec. 18th. Her owner had commissioned me to paint her, and sadly I never met Casey. So I worked from several photographs she sent me over the Internet just days before she said goodbye.
Her owner liked this pose, as she said she was her guardian, and that aspect of her personality is shown here, even though Casey's eyesight was dim and her hearing impaired.
It's an honor and a privilege to be asked to paint memorial portraits - and be involved in a healing process that gives a piece of their pet back to them in a beautiful way.
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