One of this season’s Christmas portraits, I had the pleasure of painting wonderful Walter. Full disclosure, this handsome guy, who also goes by Walt, is actually named Walter Disney…which is simply adorable.
Walter, a Black Labrador/Golden Retriever/Airedale mix is the sweet fur-baby of Kiera and her husband. Kiera, who commissioned the portrait, wanted to surprise her husband with a painting of their beloved pooch.
Armed with literally the most perfect reference photo (it helps to have clients who are professional photographers!), it was a joy to recreate Walter’s likeness. From his soulful eyes to the tiny stitching in this leather collar, I greatly enjoyed painting this stunner.
Kiera was so pleased with the outcome of Walter’s portrait, she couldn’t contain her excitement and revealed photos of the painting to her husband, who loved the portrait just as much.
All in all, I’m pleased with the results of this piece and wish Kiera and her husband many years of enjoying their new portrait.