Elsa’s portrait is an original painting commissioned by a repeat client from Maryland. This was the companion piece to Roxy’s portrait which she won at the Knock Out Abuse‘s auction. What a treat to paint this award winning “Grand Champion” Leonberger, and Roxy – both gifts for my client’s husband, but truly a gift for the whole family who loves these dogs so much.
I knew from the start that Elsa would look wonderful against a calm, green background, but it was important the two portrait would work together – side by side. With a creative license from the client, I decided this deeper green for Elsa, and an equally calm yet intense blue for Roxy.