My client rescued Tazo when he was only 8 weeks old. A golden/lab and rottweiler mix, his love and relationship to my client and his daughter ran deep. Tazo was so gentle and patient with his daughter, and above all he was her protector: “From the minute we brought her home from the hospital, he knew what his job was, to be by her side.”
This painting and healing journey the process took on was meaningful for both father and daughter, who loved Tazo so much. They had 15 years together and on the evening he passed away is when my client read about my work in the Washington Post. It was meant to be. Unbeknownst to me, I finished Tazo on the anniversary of his passing.
We decided on a lighter charcoal background with a smooth gradience taking his fur colors, my client’s decor and Tazo’s essence into account.