Chocolate Labrador Retriever Portrait

This custom dog portrait is of Summer, a Chocolate Labrador Retriever. Dr. Ed Monroe from North Carolina found our website and commissioned me to do this portrait of his Lab for his wife’s Christmas present, as a surprise. Through email, I was provided with high quality photos of the dog. I emailed back a preliminary sketch to make sure I had the right look and with the okay from Dr. Monroe, I proceeded with the finish work. Now it is in the private collection of Dr. and Mrs. Ed Monroe.
All work Copyright 2010 by Diane Blasius

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Flat Coated Retriever Portrait

This custom dog portrait is of Tapas, a Flat Coated Retriever. It was done as a secret gift for a friend for Christmas of 2009, and is now in the home of Donna Bennett. Doing a portrait of a dog that I know can be difficult, as it can be harder to capture that essence I’m familiar with. The eyes are where the personality is and I believe I’ve captured Tapas’ happy-go-lucky yet sensitive nature.
All work Copyright 2010 by Diane Blasius

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