This is a painting of "Holly" - Meadow Run Walk of Fame.
I met Holly years ago in Southern California. She was a lovely girl. I always knew she was competition for my girls when I showed against her. Some dogs just stick in your mind. Holly was one of those. She was really a beautiful dog and I always loved her gentle expression.
When her owner contacted me to inquire about commissioning me to paint her, I was thrilled. We set about getting reference photos from her owner emailed to me. As much as I really don't like computers, they are a great assistance when getting photos back and forth. I remember earlier days - 20+ years ago when I had to take photos of a painting, have the film developed, and then mail the photo of the painting to the person who commissioned me. Email is my friend!
to see what to include from a photo and what not to include for the painting.
I asked Holly's owner to share a little bit about Holly and this is what she told me:
I always said she was an easy keeper. Laidback and easy to live with. Rare.
Thank you to Holly's owner for having me paint her beautiful
girl. She was a special girl and we all loved her.