Remy, a memorial portrait of a very special dog. I did this portrait as a surprise for my brother. Remy was a great dog, and an importrant part of my brother's family. It was a rewarding challenge to get that beautiful coat just right. Rem Dog will be missed. This one is also a pastel on pastel mat paper.
Every fall brings lots of portrait commissions. Portraits and ornaments are popular holiday gifts. This year I have done painted portrait commissions, as well as commissioned ornaments - both pet portraits and special request subjects like hiking ornaments and landscape scenes. I even did a boat portrait. Now that the holidays are over, I can add some of these portaits to my website.
Here's a sample of some of this year's commissioned oraments. I'm still working on a backlog of orders from last fall. Although I no longer offer glass ornaments in my Etsy shop, I get so many requests for them that I end up doing them anyway. I still have about 9 to go to finish up my 2021 books. If anyone here is interested in commissioning an ornament or a portrait as a Christmas gift, order early - August or September - so I can guarantee delivery before Christmas.
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