Erica and Sasha - original pet portrait by Erica Eriksdotter

It’s stunning! – M.S. of Virginia

Sasha’s Portrait is an original painting commissioned by a woman in Virginia who wanted to surprised her husband with something special for his birthday and this lovely dog had been his for many years. Unfortunately, she passed away a few years ago. My client came to last year’s Open Studio Event and saw a pet portrait I was working on and knew this was what she wanted to give.

Sasha's Portrait - original pet portrait by Erica Eriksdotter, front

“Sasha’s Portrait” measures 14×18 inches (36x46cm) and is painted on a 1.5 inch (4cm) gallery wrapped canvas.

I kept feeling this midnight blue color when I started working on Sasha and since my client gave me free range I went for it, even though Sasha was a girl. I often connect with the animal’s energy and usually follow my instinct unless the client want a specific color. I love the gradient look of this midnight blue. Doesn’t it make her shine? I’m sure she is much deserving of shining.

View more photos of this painting in the gallery, and if you’re interested in commissioning your very own pet portrait, please fill out this form to get started.