|Baby. 2013, 4" x 4" acrylic on cradleboard.|
My mom had her 54th birthday yesterday, and it was the first in many years we have been together to celebrate, and also the first without the Babe. It was so nice to be together. I painted her this little portrait of him in the stars (or the snow...he was an Ohio dog, after all). It took a long time for him to come to life in the painting. The eyes are always the most difficult. Once I had the right brushstroke around the face, I could almost feel his soft fur & hear him yipping in the distance.