Here is the finished painting for a lovely lady and her Italian poodles, Luigi and Dominic. I just handed it to her today and she was so thrilled with much hugs and laughter. I was a bit nervous about the commission at the start (it's the biggest size I've done as I tend to work small and without background). But I'm so happy with how the painting turned out, I felt I depicted Luigi and Dominic to a tee. They are both so fuzzy, gorgeous and funny!
Both the dogs are totally gorgeous, and here are a few of the things I was told about Luigi and Dominic (and what I could see when I met them beforehand too):
Luigi was the older brother and his demeanor was like a Count, and the younger brother Dominic was totally subserviant, very "Servante". Dominic was a bit of a lovable dork with his wider snout and the way he held his head down all the time. And the Olive tree in the painting was a special addition as Olive groves were special to her.
Now that I've got this first commission successfully done, onto number two. Another poodle, I'll keep you posted!