Project Description

Fanny’s Pet Portrait


Fanny’s portrait is an original painting commissioned by a client in Virginia who wanted to surprise his wife for Christmas. With a “perpetual disgruntled” look on her face, Fanny is the joy of her parents and a total sweetheart. His wife was thrilled!

The blue background was suggested by the client as a good fit with her cream colored coat, and we collaborated on just the right shade. It was such a joy to work on this little girl.

“When I opened the Christmas present from my husband, I said out loud, ‘Oh, it’s a portrait of a bulldog.’ And then I took a closer look and said, ‘It’s a portrait on MY bulldog!’ I immediately burst into tears. This exact likeness of my baby girl is I think one of the most thoughtful gifts I have ever received. I will treasure it always.”

– M.L. of Virginia who received a portrait from her husband for Christmas

Medium: Acrylic on canvas. Sealed with matte varnish for protection.
11 x 14 inches (28 x 36 cm)