6 x 6" original oil
This dog's name is Daisy. Daisy is a lab-beagle mix. Her mom contacted me about a month ago about doing a commission of her late dog who passed away early in life. It is a gift for Daisy's dad. I think about my own dog and how much I love her, and I just want to hug these people because I know their hearts hurt. I worked from a photograph of Daisy standing in a front doorway. The light was overcast and her body was in a deep shadow, but I tried to invent some light where I could and figure out the shapes. It was very hard, but I feel like this painting captures Daisy's essence and that makes it good enough. Merry Christmas little Daisy; all dogs go to heaven!