This is a portrait I had to paint from photographs as the dog, Millie had died. Fortunately the owners had lots of photos and videos I could work from and were happy to spend time with me telling me about Millie so I could really capture her personality. She loved walks, water and muddy pools so the portrait reflects this.
Millie Our dog died suddenly. It was a shock, she was such an amazing dog and a part of the family for 12 years.
We decided to commission a painting of Millie for the family for Christmas.
The wordscape Sheena advised us to do helped us to think about the many facets of Millie’s personality. Sheena took lots of time to hear stories about Millie and really got the portrait right.
The family’s reaction on Christmas Day was an emotional one, as it was a surprise present.
The painting of Millie now hangs in the living room. Rather than an empty space we have a beautiful painting to remember Millie in a positive way.
Alice and Jeff, Co. Kildare