One of the last commissions of 2018, this beauty had me humming along to every cheesy, Christmas carol in the books. Painting lovely, golden locks in the midst of Christmas parties, holiday shopping and the anticipation of gift giving, dinners with family and friends, and of course, the fat man himself (Santa) would put just about anyone in a good mood!
Commissioned by Dina and her sister to paint beautiful Riley, the family dog, I was asked to capture her likeness as a surprise Christmas gift for their dad.
Always a pleasure to paint another Golden Retriever, her fluffy, cream coloured coat and wavy locks were my favourite to reproduce.
While I hardly ever get to see the recipient’s reaction to their paintings first-hand, I hope their dad enjoys this portrait as much as I enjoyed painting it!