Belle was a Leonberger and was commissioned by Katie as a memorial painting for her mother as a Christmas gift.
What a beautiful looking girl, she looks so regal relaxing there on the lawn. I was quite excited to draw a Leonberger, there is a lot of variation in their coats. This was an interesting and challenging portrait to do and I enjoyed it thoroughly. I changed the background to a tonal background to keep it simple and Belle as the main focus. I received a fabulous email from Katie's mother, Donna, which is shown below.
Client Testimonial from Donna
My daughter Katie got you to do a portrait of our Leonberger Belle, who we lost earlier this year, and I just wanted to say to you, that it's absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to hang it in our home. Thank you so much for your amazing work.
Many thanks, Donna