Of People and Pets

One of the many interesting facets of painting commissioned portraits is the opportunity to illuminate a person's or pet's character, what matters most to one, one's most valued relationships.  In the case of two recent portraits, I was given the chance to create pieces which featured much-beloved furry companions.  In Joseph and Casey [above], Joseph Baxley hugs his little cat protectively (never have I seen such a bond between a man and a feline).  Sassy [below] was painted for Jessica Garcia to commemorate the long life and personality of her dog; Sassy has always loved to stop and smell the flowers!

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Lisa Fulton said...

Christina, the portrait of Joseph Baxley is fantastic. It is masterful on many levels, my favorite of all the work I have seen from you.