Another fall portrait commission, it was my pleasure to paint this sweetheart for Madeleine from Seattle, Washington. Aptly named, Smidgen, which means "a small amount of something" this Chihuahua mix is by no means a large dog.
It was refreshing to alternate between smaller and larger sized canvases while painting this year's crop of Christmas commissions. Always a pleasure, I enjoyed adding the finer details in Smidgen's coat and muzzle as well as the twinkle in his eyes.
A big painting of a very little dog, this 16" x 20" portrait was definitely larger than life size but fitting for a small animal with a mighty presence. Loved and adored by his owner, this portrait is a wonderful piece for any wall.