An acquaintance of mine on facebook posted a status asking for help in finding someone to do a portrait of her beloved dog, Bennu. They unfortunately had to say goodbye to Bennu and she was wanting a painting of him to remember him and also honor him. Having just said goodbye to Jimmy and Pigsey (Cats) I understood the pain of losing pets. They are not only pets, they are family and it causes the same pain as losing a human loved one. I decided to take on the commissioned painting and do it for free. She was overjoyed!
The above images are a couple from the many references I received. Below are images of the painting I did for her.
I loved doing this painting because it really pushed my skills to the limit. I wanted to capture Bennu. I wanted it to be my new best, and luckily I feel I did just that. The customer loved it, and said I had nailed him. I wish this painting wasn't for sad reasons, it's hard to be proud of it when I know it wasn't a happy ending.
However, I am happy that I was able to give her something and provide a little happiness.
Below is the progression video of the painting. I did not go live during this painting because I had to stop a lot.
If you are interested in your own acrylic painting of a beloved pet, favorite animal, seascape, landscape, etc...I am currently accepting orders for commissioned paintings. Contact me for information.
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