Bella and Maggie, a Christmas Commission

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Another pet portrait Christmas commission, this time of a lovely pair of Labradors named Bella and Maggie.

This commission was based on one photo only. Yikes! I don't like it when I get just one photo from which to work. Normally I ask for a few more to help me see details that one photo may miss.

However, this photo reference, while a bit low resolution, was clear enough to reveal the important details I needed. I was able to make educated guesses on the remaining mysteries.

I remain grateful to John at WilderWealthyWise blog for pointing this customer, and several others, my way during my best-ever Christmas season. Thanks, Buddy!

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Bella and Maggie, 18x24 (digital painting)

About the Author


Topdog is Steve Merryman, a graphic designer (retired), and illustrator. Living in the woods, Steve can often be found working on portrait commissions. In his spare time he paints, writes, shoots guns, cuts trees, hikes with his dogs, savors a beer or two, and searches for the perfect cheeseburger. He studiously avoids social media and is occasionally without pants.

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