Elwood Copyright Megan Spiers

Size 35.5 cm x 45.5 cm (14 in x 18 in)

Acrylic on canvas

Private commission – SOLD

Whenever clients seek a portrait of their pet, I consider it a privilege to portray their much loved companion.

I usually ask for several photos – high resolution is best – and where possible, I will meet the subject. I ask about character and other idiosyncrasies such as favourite toys or special places. This gives me a true sense of the animal as an individual.

By all accounts, Elwood was a lovely dog.

I painted him with his favourite toy and in a characteristic pose of playful alertness. Although he passed away due to illness before the painting was completed, his owners believed I had captured his ‘look’ extraordinarily well and were very proud of the result.


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