I recently posted in the Folksy forum, if anyone would be willing to attempting an art commission for me and it has come to fruition with wonderful results!
My husband is a Police Dog handler and so far in his career, has had four wonderful dogs, all German Shepherds and all have been such characters and wonderful partners for my husband during a long and successful service.
Therefore, I thought wouldn't it be a wonderful gift to have a painting done, with all four dog in a companionable group, which of course would never happen, as they never met each other, but even so, this would be a wonderful tribute to them all and of course to my husband.
So the call went out and the lovely Janice of WellyDog Studio & Workshops offered to take up the challenge!
Not only did she do a wonderful job, but in double quick time, I did not have a time frame in mind, but Janice set to the task and my lovely painting arrived with me this morning, so will be giving it to my Husband for our wedding anniversary in a few days time, what could be more perfect.
So let me introduce you to the dogs that are the subjects of this lovely painting.
And the baby of the group ...
I sent Janice a selection of pictures, so she could see the dogs from many angles and she was kind enough to send me sketches at various stages, so I could see how things were progressing and make any suggestions, which were not really necessary, as Janice had everything perfectly under control.
Stage One ... the rough outline.
Stage Three ... adding some detail!
Janice concentrated the fine detail on their lovely faces, so that your eye is drawn to them!
Don't you think she did a wonderful job?
She has captured all their characters beautifully and I am especially pleased to have Tess central, she was my husband's longest serving dog and when she retired, she came to live with us, where she became my dog, Janice did not have this information, but placed Tess where she thought she looked best, it really made my day and warmed my heart.
I have no doubt my husband is going to be moved by this picture and it feels right to give it to him for our anniversary, as it is something we are both going to enjoy looking at.
Now just to find the perfect frame to set it off.
I can whole heartedly recommend Janice and her amazing painting skills to all, a wonderful, personal service and I do hope you visit her website on the link above, or just for good measure, here it is again!
Thank you Janice!