One of this winter's portrait commissions included a painting of sweet Bella, a Siberian Husky/Beagle mix. Commissioned as a birthday present for her partner, Carol wanted a portrait that truly captured their gorgeous girl.
Her stunning blue eyes were a fun departure from the typical brown eyes of most animals I am commissioned to paint. The blending of all the lovely tones in her coat from whites to golden browns and dark blacks, while creating an illusion of a soft and fluffy coat was a fun challenge.
With a bit of pink tongue for added contrast, this portrait of Bella was a pleasure to paint.