A family member recently contacted me after his friend’s dog, Zoey, passed away. He commissioned this painting as a gift for his grieving friend, to have as a memory of his beloved canine companion.
This was one of the pictures he sent me when we were considering what to use for reference photos. I thought it was perfect, because it gave me an opportunity to paint this fantastic tree in the background, trees of course being my specialty.
Here is what I painted in the end. I simplified the image somewhat, removing the busy look of the many tiny twig-like branches, added a lot of color, and put a bit of my own style into it.
Rest in peace, Zoey dog.
Coming up next: more Tree of Life pieces I have been creating for my upcoming Spring Sale!