Sarah contacted me a few weeks ago to paint a portrait of her beloved dog, Lucy. Lucy was more than a pet to her owners, she was a part of the family. Sarah’s husband even referred to her as “his first wife”. She lived to be 18, a good long life for a Golden Retriever, but her family sadly had to have her put down last year.
I think Lucy’s eyes are my favorite part of this painting – I tried hard to capture the melancholy sweetness of her gaze. I hope Sarah and her family find some comfort with this painting. I was so happy to help memorialize such a beloved and beautiful member of their family.
This is the photo Sarah sent me of Lucy, which the painting is based on.