It is always so special when an existing art collector returns for another painting. I have painted for her twice and now, Tallie is the third dog painted.
Her owner, Julia, and I were going back and forth on photos of Tallie for the painting and none of the photos reflected the true Tallie. We all know our dogs and though some photos may be gorgeous, they simply do not reflect the personality of the dog. The reference photo we used was a quickie cellphone photo taken by a friend who had just groomed Tallie. The photo was put on Facebook. I happened across it by fate and contacted Julia immediately. We have our photo I told her. She thought about it and agreed. Tallie lives in another state and I've not met her. From Julia's descriptions of Tallie, I knew we had the photo.
Here is joyful and rollicking Tallie; the ever smart and obedient girl who is filled with love...and who is forever giving kisses. I hope you enjoy viewing the painting as much as I enjoyed painting her. Thank you to Julia for the honor of painting your special girl.