Sometimes A Memorial Is Really Special

Sometimes A Memorial Is Really Special

I paint a lot of memorial portraits.  It is just part of the world of pet portraiture.  People who have had that really special relationship with a pet often want a custom portrait as a remembrance.  I know I have done that for myself.  My two guys are hanging in my dining room, and I see them everyday.

Which brings me to my point about Ellie here.  Ellie was a border collie, and a beautiful girl.  My Buddy was part Border Collie, part Great Pyrenees, but looked more like a very large Border Collie.  I was thinking about Buddy a lot while painting Ellie. Sometimes some things just bring back memories.  And while losing a friend is inherently sad as can be, it's good to think back on the good times together.  Life is often a mix of the bitter and the sweet.

In any event, I sincerely hope that Ellie will bring some peace and good remembrance to her people.

Enjoy the painting, cherish your friends, stay safe, and thanks.