Stewart, Teddy, Samson & Delilah

A canine Christmas Gift: Stewart, Teddy, Samson & Delilah
Acrylic on canvas panel, 16×12” 40.5×30.5cm

A Canine Christmas Gift

In October 2012, Don & Judy Klovensky,  a charming couple staying at Sandals Grande Resort and Spa, Antigua, came into the Art Gallery there and bought one of my paintings (the gingerbread house shown here – a typical example of local Caribbean architecture). They admired a painting of two dogs which I was working on and wondered if their Mother/Mother-in-Law’s four beloved dogs could be painted for her as a canine Christmas gift? Upon their return home, they emailed me a number of single, separate images of the dogs, all rather small and very low res. However, following their approval of the initial group sketch I did, putting them all together, I completed the painting in acrylic on a canvas panel and FedExed it to them in time. The dogs’ owner was absolutely delighted, particularly as the eldest, Stewart, died shortly afterwards.

Gingerbread house

Gingerbread house
Acrylic on canvas, 36×24″ 91x62cm