Following are some snippets of these conversations as well as background information about Dominick.
Dawn, I have been fascinated by these images since I opened your email!
You are so clever with the angle of the head in position to the chest. Very intriguing.
The image of Dominick (#3) looking up to the right, without his tongue sticking out - is the one I like best for the portrait.
Did you flip this image? Perfect!
Here is a little bit about Dominick:
MBISS MBISS NBIS GCHG PaRay’s Power and Privilege, “Dominick,” was our foundation sire for the Rosemont Bichon Frise line and had 21 litters to his credit.
And... a finished painting:
WOW! Just WOW!!
Beautiful. I think you did an extraordinary job on Dominick's head/face/expression, and the colors are magnificent - soft purple and gold - Westminster, and Best of Breed!Martin got the biggest smile our of Dominick’s paw on the cane. It is his favorite part, after Dominick’s head. I will enjoy it every day! I can't wait to see the original. And yes, the background detail is beyond expectations! Thank you very much!!
Dominick’s expression is lovely and your eye is perfect.
He will always be a most precious Bichon to me - - my heart dog.
Thank you to Laura and Martin for having me paint their special boy. It was an honor.