Corky’s dad emailed me a couple of weeks before I started working on their commission. He said their beloved yorkie had passed away and they were devastated. He’d been their constant companion and everything now reminded them of him being gone: “Looking forward to his portrait more than ever.”
What a healing journey it was for Corky’s parents: “what you’re doing encapsulates so much more than the artistic process–it’s conversation, collaboration, memories, and more!” … “Thank you for paying such close attention to Corky. Means a lot.”
We decided on this bright green background to symbolize how much he loved playing outside, and especially that wonderful spring day when the breeze caught his fur and the main photo I worked off of was taken.