I really had fun painting this portrait of Aboo! He is the furbaby of a dear friend and I have visited with him on several occasions. He is well-traveled and is pretty “peppy” for an older dog! This portrait was commissioned as a birthday gift, and was painted in acrylics on canvas in a larger (20” x 16”) size. Here’s what his family has to say about Aboo:
“Aboo is a 12 year old dog that still looks like a puppy. He is gentle and kind but timid around new faces.
Every year he travels from Alexandria, VA to Walker, MN with his best buddy, Cheryl Weber. Aboo spends his summers on Leech Lake running through the woods and riding on the family boats; while he spends the rest of his year perched on his favorite couch and trying to relax by the pool in the dreadful Virginia heat.
He is a dog filled with many stories of adventures and accidents- much like a cat, this little pup has proven to live 9 full beautiful lives with many more to come!
Stay tuned for more fun stories about the “pets behind the portraits” coming this fall!
And remember: it’s never too early to reserve a place on my easel for holiday gift commissions. I get really busy in October/November. You can email me for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org