Black Lab Ziggy: Memorial Portrait Details.


Ziggy’s memorial portrait for the client’s daughter celebrates the great family pet that Ziggy, the Black Lab was. He was a playful companion to Hunter, the German Shepherd as well.

Ziggy's memorial portrait by Louise's ARTiculations


Ziggy arrived in Maryland, USA in March. He was painted in acrylic on a 10 x 10” gallery wrapped canvas and in consultation with the client, we decided that the face and eyes would be the entire focus on the canvas.

From the photos I received, it is obvious that Ziggy enjoyed life. Whether he was swimming in the nearby pond, playing fetch, cuddling to his humans, Ziggy was a well-loved family pet.

Memorial portraits are a loving tribute to loyal fur companions.

I am always honoured to be chosen to paint a special four-legged family member.  Most especially, I love capturing "a look" in consultation with the client. Our pets are with us for such a short time, and a memorial portrait is a lasting impression of a special friend. Contact me to have your fur baby painted on canvas, paper, or on a wood slice.

Below, a few memorial portraits I have painted over the years. Most are commissions while a few are gifts. Each pet is sorely missed.

Maybe the reason of why I love animals so much, is because the only time they have broken my heart is when theirs has stopped beating.  - author unknown.




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    • Thank you Vivienne. Each painting presents its own set of challenges! The orange you are seeing is actually a coppery gold which was suggested by another artist. As the dog took up most of the canvas, a little bit of flashy gold was just what was needed with the black fur.Cheers!

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