"Every year Charlie & J had their picture taken
with Santa atOperation
Kindness. J was 7 when he got Charlie and they shared
a great life together. Charlie was a Shetland Sheepdog and a great pet (passing
in 2010). The portrait is J’s sweet sixteen, he’s now 21. I’ve been holding the
picture looking for someone to paint it." Jim
"Couldn't wait for Christmas, hung my ornament on the wall"Michelle
writes: "A message for your readers:“I 've noticed a good portion of your wonderful portraits are "Memorial
Portraits". We think it's a lovely idea to have a remembrance
that you can see every day. But wondering, why wait? We enjoy
Dylan's portrait every day. It hangs proudly in our breakfast room.”
"Gave it to my sister for her birthday rather than
wait til Christmas. I can’t thank you enough! It's a real treat to give someone such a personal treasure. There's no running to the
mall for this gift! I’m so glad! "Alison
Lucky’s a friendly looking dog, don’t you think? Although in profile, you can feel his adoring gaze. When painting his black fur the challenge was to showcase the richness of the sleek, dark coat while maintaining the mid tones and highlights necessary to depict his lovely features.
Tina had this to say about her ornament,"WOW!
Shelly, it's fabulous!!! Looks just like Trouble! My Mom is going to LOVE it.
Trouble has been with us a long time and may not be much longer. This will mean
the world to me and my Mom! I can't wait to give it to her! Your work is
amazing! Thank you so much!" You're welcome Tina! :O)
Isn’t she lovely? And
lucky! This pretty pussycat,
and her equally adorable Shih Tzu “sister” Chloe (whom I've also painted) are fortunate to be with "Mom" Susan. All animals should have such a wonderful home!