>Portrait of my dog by Kathy Weller. Click the image to truly appreciate it.The pet portrait I commissioned for Kevin has arrived and we both love it! I can now reveal the identity of the Mystery Artist. Drum roll, please.....It is Kathy Weller! I've admired her work for a long time, so I'm thrilled to own one of her originals. And guess what? I got her last pet portrait! Yep, Kathy is switching gears to focus on some new professional goals, and gracefully bowing out of the pet portrait biz. I contacted Kathy just in time! Kathy and I arranged a trade. I will be creating a portrait of her adorable Pugs. I can't wait!
The image above really doesn't do justice to how gorgeous the portrait is in person. Kathy is such a master at ink/watercolor; I'm in awe! The portrait of our girl includes all the things we like to do with her. If you look closely, you'll see our Jeep with the kayak on top, Kevin's surfboard, the beach and ocean, some seagulls (Rosie loves to chase them) and crabs (Rosie picks them up in her mouth sometimes—even the live ones!), and, of course, her favorite object in the world—her tennis ball!
Thank you, Kathy, for a beautiful painting! Kevin and I will treasure this always. I wish you luck and success in your new artistic endeavors!