The first of 2017's Christmas portraits, it was my pleasure to start off the season with this little guy! Affectionately named Chubbs, this portrait of a Jack Russell Terrier/Pug mix was intended as a surprise Christmas gift.
From his large warm brown eyes to the wonderful range of golden and bronze tones in his coat, I enjoyed painting this sweet face very much.
A rescue, little Chubbs quickly found a place in the hearts of his adopted family. After Chubbs crossed the rainbow bridge earlier than expected in life, his family took the sudden loss pretty hard. A tribute portrait to this loveable dog was just the thing the family needed to fondly remember Chubbs.