Darcy is a beautiful golden labrador whose portrait I worked on a few weeks ago. She sadly passed away before Christmas. She was thirteen and with her owners from a puppy. The client commissioned her painting as a present for his wife. The painting is 50 x 50 cm in size and painted with acrylics on stretched canvas.

golden lab portrait

I took my time painting Darcy’s portrait, applying thin washes to the background and more detailed layers of paint in the centre. I wanted her nose and eyes to be the focus.

Golden Labrador Portrait

Today, I have finished working on Goldie’s portrait, the last Christmas commission. I have scanned it and it is ready to be collected by the client tomorrow. I think it worked out pretty well and I hope the client will like it too. The portrait is going to be a Christmas gift and is 30 x 30 cm in size, painted with acrylics on stretched canvas. I just love Goldie’s expression in this portrait, she is really calm and serene, one of the things I love about labradors 🙂

After Christmas, I will upload the pictures of the secret cat commission and I have some exciting new children’s portraits coming up, so keep checking this space.

And of course, I would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas filled with joyous moments with your loved ones (human and animal alike) 🙂

golden labrador pet portrait
Golden Labrador Portrait