|"Kirk" 7"x 5" watercolor on paper ©2014|
I was just delighted she felt confident to ask me. It was fun to go and meet Kirk try to capture something of his personality with my photographs. The intense work starts when I have to decide how to get that special "something" into a painting. I do put a lot of pressure on myself to get it right, but it is worth it all when I get to read delighted responses like this...
"Thank you very much for the beautiful painting. Kirky’s eyes are so life-like. And you captured the expression on his face perfectly. This is exactly how he looks when he knows that something is cooking on the stove, but also wants to keep me in sight in case there is something tasty in my hand and he tries to look in both directions.
George says "thank you" too. He is delighted with his birthday present. We’ll get it framed this weekend according to your instructions." ... that kind of review completely makes my day!
This was my first "pet-portrait" painted in New Zealand, I hope I will be able to do more in the future. I really like creating something that means so much to other people.