Happy New Year everyone!
Here is a recent pet portrait commissioned by a friend for her significant other. She was going to be away over Christmas and arranged the painting commission as a surprise gift.
Willa, the lovely pooch on the left, really does have only one eye – ’tis not a mistake people.
I tried to capture the initial reactions and expressions of the recipient at the “unveiling” in my studio. He was pleased. Surprise paintings make great gifts!