This painting of Jade was recently finished. Her family saw my art a few years a go and spoke to me about painting her. They put down a deposit and a place on my waiting list.
We made arrangements for the painting and then life got in the way. They would contact me, then I would contact them. They sent me a number of photos of her a few months ago. I finally was able to "see" Jade. Until the photos arrived, I simply knew I was painting an Australian Cattle Dog named Jade.
When I saw her photos my heart jumped. She was not only lovely, but you could see in her eyes that she loved her family. There was "that look" that I could see in the photos - the look that she was lovingly looking into the eyes of the person taking the photo. It was time to get to work. It was their time on the waiting list and I had a beautiful girl to paint.
Thank you to her family for having me paint your special girl, Jade.