Saturday, April 23, 2011

Breezi, a sheltie pet portrait by Terry Albert

I’ve been catching up on a lot of paintings lately–some commissions, some for fun. This project is Breezy, a sheltie belonging to my friend Larry and his wife, Debbie. I painted Breezi with her roommate, Tucker, many years ago, when she was just a puppy. Now Breezy has passed away at the age of 12. Time has flown by, and Larry asked me several months ago if I would consider painting Breezi again for them.

Breezi and Tucker
When contemplating what to do next, Breezi’s photo just spoke to me—I wanted to paint her portrait, so here it is. I never met Breezi, but I know her owners adored her. I posted a photo of the art on Larry’s Facebook page, and here was his response:
I don't even know what to say! Debbie's in tears! You have brought Breezi back to is about as perfect as it could be!!!!! Thank you doesn't begin to cover it!!!!!! 
A reaction like theirs is so heartwarming and wonderful for me. I love being able to give them a precious keepsake. I’ve owned six shelties over the years myself, and I know how precious they are.

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