Recently commissioned by Rachel from Marshall, Virginia, I had the pleasure of painting her family’s beloved German Shepherd named Holiday. This special boy had passed away last August and the family had been searching for someone to capture Holiday’s likeness.
“It’s so perfect. You are amazing - you really captured Holiday. We lost Holiday in August and have been planning on doing this for my husband, but just haven’t found the person that I thought could capture Holiday. These are so so special and so perfect. Thank you so much. I really really love it. Thank you!” – Rachel H.
Ultimately deciding on a composition that displayed his personality best – that of a sweet and affectionate family dog who loved spending time with his family – this adorable pose made up of Holiday’s large paws tucked around his muzzle was selected. Often found relaxing near his family or asleep in this position, Holiday was an integral member of the family and is dearly missed.
Although each portrait I paint is unique, I especially like that Holiday was captured in a pose that has special meaning to his family. This new memento of their beloved dog will surely be treasured for years to come.