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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The story of the memorial portrait of Shadow

Leonie has had me create several portraits over the years. She recently went to the Mediterranean and travelled around on her friend's Narelle and Peter's 70' luxury charter yacht.
 Shadow was their dog who'd  lived aboard for most of her life. They all feature in a TV series

Shadow was on her last legs when Leonie was there and passed away soon after. Leonie decided a portrait would really help them with their loss.
We didn't have any photos but managed to come up with some great still shots from the high quality TV footage.
Here she is


Memorial portrait of Shadow
30 x 40cms image 
 custom framed Pastel

It took a little while for her to be delivered to France but I received this lovely email.
"Dear Sue,

Your painting of our beloved Shadow arrived  in France without mishap.
The portrait is now hanging in pride of place , beautifully lit on our living room wall , with her ashes just beneath her in an urn on top  of a 17th century armoir .
We cannot express the delight  we feel each time we enter the room. Without knowing Shadow , you have managed to perfectly capture  her  expression and temperament. 
Her nose seems wet, her hair soft enough to still pat and those dow eyes looking down on us completely unravel us. 
We are totally overwhelmed and can't thank you enough. You are truly talented, not just in technique  but in portraying the very soul of someone we have known and loved.  It was the best gift we have ever received.
With our thanks and very best wishes,
Narelle and Patrick. "