Best Friends for 15 Years

Best Friends for 15 Years by Chris Duke

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Best Friends for 15 Years (and Counting)
Chris Duke
Oil on Canvas
24" x 18"

This client sat for me with her dog, now sixteen years old and a companion since puppyhood. On a perfect afternoon, we drove to the dog's favorite field near Charlottesville, Virginia for our photo session. It was befitting to paint the two together. This painting is more Impressionistic in style than many of my portraits.

Dogs and their owners is a favorite theme for me. There is a special simpatico between us and our pets.