In October 2010, we were in Savannah, GA for a wedding and went into this art gallery that had the best paintings of dogs! We purchased three of them to represent Lily, Nolie and Layla. They hang in our hallway. After adopting Buddy.........and Frank's super duper LOVE for him.........I thought that having a portrait done of Buddy by the same artist would be a terrific Christmas gift. So, I contacted the artist, Steven Schuman, and he said he would do it!!
I had to send him a few pictures of Buddy and he picked this shot to paint:
Steven sent me progress updates of the painting:
The painting wouldn't arrive in time for Christmas....so I had to think of a creative way to give Frank the gift. I decided to print off the 'progress' shot and I hand cut it into a puzzle.
I packaged up the puzzle for Frank to open.
Here is a picture of Frank putting together the puzzle on Christmas Eve with some company
It's coming together!!!
On about January 7th, the original painting arrived and here it is hanging on our wall!!
Isn't it AMAZING??????????
I still have to take a shot of Frank with Buddy AND the painting.
You would think that would be easy to do....but we just haven't done it!
If you have a beloved pet that you'd like re-created in this style....I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend Steven!!!
Thanks for your visit!