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.