Yes, it’s true. I’m one of those. I’m so crazy about dogs that I make dog portraits. You know that sense of peace that people report when they are in their bliss… that happens, when I’m drawing and painting puppy faces! And now that I reflect on this, it always has for as long as I can remember. The first portrait I ever did was an oil painting of my great aunt’s Llasa Apso. I was 9.
I’m so dog crazy that my kids know that if there’s a stray dog on the loose, I’m going to stop and try to coax it into the car and secretly hope that I get to keep it. There was that one time I almost “rescued” a scraggly and filthy three-legged shitzu… from it’s own front yard! (sheepish grin) but that’s a story for another post.
So if you’re crazy about your pups (dress them in crazy outfits on halloween, take them to puppy spas, throw them birthday parties), I won’t judge. I’m totally with you! And guess what, you’re not alone! I’ve made over a dozen of these dog portraits in the last week and have three more commissions to go!
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