This is a painting of Liz. She is no longer with us, but definitely she is there in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.
I asked her owner to share a little bit about Liz. Here is what she told me:
She is the sister to BIS Sh Ch. Quinniver's Old Time Rock N Roll. The best "girlfriend" ever! I miss her terribly.
It is always a heart tugger for me to paint a dog that is no longer with us. It is an honor and so very important to give the dog's owner a special painting that will touch their hearts in a personal and tender way. Having lost dogs myself over the years, it is an unspoken bond I hold with the dog's owner. The pain can take your breath away and time stands still. For me, the pain doesn't lesson with time, I simply learn to deal with it. There are times, years after losing a dog, unexpectedly I break out in tears. When a person asks me to paint their dog that has passed, it is personal for me.
Thank you Pam for having me paint your special girl.