I do enjoy the challenge of capturing the essence of loved pets. There should be another word for pets which are loved family members.
This portrait of Elsa, a Miniature Schnauzer, was interesting, demanding and exciting. The clients are wonderful people. Their Italian souls are full and out there. We have become good friends through the process.
The discussion over the painting changed course a few times until we settled on this. Elsa is sitting in front of the loved family home in Italy. There was no way a little dog would be the centre of attention if I had painted it considering the correct perspectives. Art has its own way of allowing everything to work.
I am so very pleased, as it was received with great joy and a few tears.