I hope you all have been well and happy! Been awhile for me, been ill and had another recent loss in my life. But...I'm back and wanting to show a portrait I'm working on.
I lost the greatest love of my life, my husband Charley(as many of you know already), 2.5 years ago. More recently, I lost another love of my life, my Big Black, loving Great Dane...Rally.
Emmotional, struggling as I do this portrait of the two of them. Working from a reference photo I have of them sitting together, with Charley's arm around our "Big Boy".
It's obviously a work in progress, and it is proving difficult, yet I smile through my tears, and realize they are both guiding me.
I can just imagine Rally asking "Dad"..."Dad...why can't she pet me anymore, and why can't I lick her tears away,...she needs me".
And Charley's response would be, "Our job is to now watch over her, and when she is feeling sad and lonely...to give her a sign that we are still with her. Don't worry, my Big Boy, she knows we are with her, it's going to be OK, she feels our love".
Charley and Rally- Work in progress, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 24.
- Rally-Charley Portrait WIP.jpg (68.8 KiB)
Paint the light... it will come!